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Unclimbed Tibetan Peaks

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Unclimbed Tibetan Peaks

2009 expedition route.

Aigagong Glacier and Nenang 6,870m beyond ridge, Niwu Qu, NE.

Aigagong Glacier and Nenang 6,870m beyond ridge, Niwu Qu, NE.

Baby-Sichuan Tibet Highway (N route).

Baby-Sichuan Tibet Highway (N route).

E & N faces of Jonlamapo 6605m east of Jingling, NE.

E & N faces of Jonlamapo 6605m east of Jingling, NE.

E face of unnamed 6,030m on the left bank of Aigagong Glacier, Niwu Qu, NE.

E face of unnamed 6,030m on the left bank of Aigagong Glacier, Niwu Qu, NE.

E face of unnamed 6005m peak in the eastern rim of Nyainqentanglha East.

E face of unnamed 6005m peak in the eastern rim of Nyainqentanglha East.

Lake Jambo Tso, Maraipo Glaciers and 6,000m peaks east of Lingling 2, NE.

Lake Jambo Tso, Maraipo Glaciers and 6,000m peaks east of Lingling 2, NE.

Lake Jambo Tso, Maraipo Glaciers and 6,000m peaks east of Lingling, NE.

Lake Jambo Tso, Maraipo Glaciers and 6,000m peaks east of Lingling, NE.

N face of Gara 6,260m seen from Biyong village, Niwu Qu, NE.

N face of Gara 6,260m seen from Biyong village, Niwu Qu, NE.

N face of Kang Ri Karpo ca 5,800m in the headwaters of Dongchu valley, KG.

N face of Kang Ri Karpo ca 5,800m in the headwaters of Dongchu valley, KG.

N face of Nenang 6,870m seen from Niwu Qu, NE.

N face of Nenang 6,870m seen from Niwu Qu, NE.

N face of Richen (large mountain) 5611m east of Jingling, NE.

N face of Richen (large mountain) 5611m east of Jingling, NE.

N face of unnamed 6018m peak on the left bank of the Maraipo Glacier, NE.

N face of unnamed 6018m peak on the left bank of the Maraipo Glacier, NE.

N face of unnamed rock peak ca 5.700m seen from Yi'gong Tsangpo near Lhari, NE.

N face of unnamed rock peak ca 5.700m seen from Yi’gong Tsangpo near Lhari, NE.

N face of Yuri II 6,108m, Botoi Tsangpo north of Bomi, NE.

N face of Yuri II 6,108m, Botoi Tsangpo north of Bomi, NE.

Niwu Qu motor bike 2, NE.

Niwu Qu motor bike 2, NE.

S face of rock peaks (left is the highest, 5,500m) west of Songzong, NE.

S face of rock peaks (left is the highest, 5,500m) west of Songzong, NE.

S face of unnamed 6,001m, Botoi Tsangpo north of Bomi, NE.

S face of unnamed 6,001m, Botoi Tsangpo north of Bomi, NE.

Tree burial in Drawalong Valley of Bomi.

Tree burial in Drawalong Valley of Bomi.

W face of Dinpernalason 6,135m, Botoi Tsangpo north of Bomi, NE.

W face of Dinpernalason 6,135m, Botoi Tsangpo north of Bomi, NE.

W face of Gutonchalagebo 5,511m, Botoi Tsangpo north of Bomi, NE.

W face of Gutonchalagebo 5,511m, Botoi Tsangpo north of Bomi, NE.

Unclimbed Tibetan Peaks

Photos by Tamotsu Nakamura – The extraordinary Japanese explorer Tamotsu Nakamura and companions have completed another photographic expedition to the Nyainqentanglha East and Kangri Garpo regions of eastern Tibet. Starting from the town of Qamdo, the team completed a 4,800-kilometer counterclockwise loop, with several forays deep into the mountains, over five weeks in October and November, despite unusually tight controls on foreign visitors to Tibet. Nakamura has been exploring the mountains of eastern Tibet and southwestern China since 1990, sometimes twice a year. Read more.