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Asia, Western China, Bodga Shan

Bodga Shan. Located in the eastern Tien Shan Mountains, Bogda Shan (5445 meters, 17,864 feet) was first climbed in 1981 by Japanese climbers. Canadian Evan Price and I, a Scot, reached the summit on August 13 at six P.M. before descending to our tent at 4600 meters at one A.M. on the 14th. We think that ours was the first ascent of the peak by Western mountaineers. It is a fantastic region to climb in. We found the people in the area and the Chinese Mountaineering Association staff in Urumchi most friendly and helpful.

Sandy Allan, Alpine Climbing Group