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Khan Tengri – China, Asia

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Khan Tengri (Uighur, literally “King Heaven”, translated as “Lord of the spirits”, or “Lord of the sky”; or Turkic translated as “Ruler of the Sky”, “Ruler Tengri”) is a mountain of the Tian Shan mountain range. It is located on the China—Kyrgyzstan—Kazakhstan border, east of lake Issyk Kul. Its geologic elevation is 6,995 m (22,949 ft), but its glacial cap rises to 7,010 m (22,999 ft). For this reason, in mountaineering circles, including for the Soviet Snow Leopard award criteria, it is considered a 7000-metre peak. It is also known as Khan Tangiri Shyngy, Kan-Too Chokusu, Pik Khan-Tengry, and Hantengri Feng. Read the rest of this entry

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