American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, China, Anyemaqen I and IV

  • Climbs And Expeditions
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  • Publication Year: 1986

Anyemaqen I and IV. Canadians C. Hrkac, H. Smit, J. Herrero, B. White, M. Ledwidge, B. Helgason, P. Holbek and I successfully completed an eight- week cultural and climbing visit to the People’s Republic of China. After visiting the Chengdu College of Geology, we travelled to Anyemaqen in the Burhan Budai Range in Qinghai province. We ascended Anyemaqen I (6272 meters, 20,577 feet) and IV (6070 meters, 19,915 feet), reaching the summits on May 2 and April 27 respectively. As the maps and details of the area are inaccurate, confused or lacking, further abstracted details would only add to the confusion. Lack of such detail should in no way hinder a party from enjoying the area. The glaciers at that time of year are dangerous as the crevasses are unexposed and the snow bridges very weak. An understanding of the Chinese way of doing business will make negotiating a successful contract much easier.

J. Knight, Unaffiliated, Canada

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