Mount Shishabangma


Shishabangma peak (85’46’55 east longitude, 28’21’07 north latitude), one of the peaks in the middle of the Himalayas. Located near the Nepal border in southern Tibet, China, at an altitude of 8,012 meters (26,286 feet), it ranks 14th out of 14 8,000-meter peaks in the world. Mount Shishabangma is the only mountain, that is completely in Tibet more than 8000 meters. Shishabangma is the south-east from Mount Qomolangma about 120 kilometers, it is on way to Kyirong Port. In Tibet they have total five mountains above 8000 meters.

It is a pity that the clouds of the day stopped at the top of the peak of Xixiabangma, so that we have no chance to see his full picture. But what’s strange about it is that on a high-altitude plain, a mountain rises up and you can’t see the whole picture, but the snow line can still be appreciated. Let me this still in the high anti-comrade or difficult to give up its beauty.

Enter the scenic area of the Shishabangma Reserve, where cloudy weather continues, but with fewer clouds. Blue sky and white clouds, golden meadows, snowy mountains in the distance, the scenery is called a good!

Climbing history of Shishabangma peak

  1. Between 1980 and 1990, 107 people from 19 teams from about 17 countries climbed the mountain.
  2. As of September 2003, a total of 201 people had climbed to the top and 19 had died.
  3. On August 7, 2002, five students from the Beijing University climbing team who climbed the Masi peak in Xixiabang , Lin Liqing, Yang Lei, Lu Wei, Lei Yu and Zhang Xingbai , were killed in an avalanche on their way to the summit.

Climate conditions around mount Shishabangma

The climatic characteristics of Mount Shishabangma are broadly similar to about Mount Everest. The climate in the Everest region is generally the rainy season from the beginning of June to mid-September each year, with intense south-easterly monsoons causing frequent heavy rains, cloud cover and a harsh climate of ice and snow. From mid-November to mid-February of the following year, temperatures can reach -60C due to strong and northwesterly cold snaps, with average temperatures ranging from -40C to -50C. Maximum wind speeds of up to 90 m/s. Every year from the beginning of March to the end of May, the wind season is excessive to the rainy season of spring, and from the beginning of September to the end of October is the rainy season over to the autumn of the wind season.

During this period, there may be better and better weather, climbing and the best season. Shishabangma peak is every year in April, May, and October, November, during which the month, more than 2 consecutive days of good weather may generally occur 2-3 days, 3 days or more of good weather may generally occur 1-2 days, about 5-19 days apart, is a good period of mountaineering activities.

Shishabangma Peak — the front of the road is Wonderland! — Xiao Yu

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