Gangkhar Puensum is the highest mountain in the world unclimbed by man

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Gangkhar Puensum in Bhutan is ready for a challenge, not yet climbed by man.

Gangkhar Puensum is the highest mountain in Bhutan and the highest unclimbed mountain in the world, with an elevation of 7,570 metres (24,836 ft) and a prominence of 2,995 metres (9,826 ft).

Sun temple - Buddhist shrine

Sun temple – a Buddhist shrine

“White Peak of the Three Spiritual Brothers”.

Gangkhar Puensum´s name means “White Peak of the Three Spiritual Brothers”.
Gangkhar Puensum lies on the border with Tibet. After Bhutan was opened for mountaineering in 1983 there were four expeditions that resulted in failed summit attempts in 1985 and 1986.  Bhutan has a border to Tibet but also to Nepal, a most central country in the Himalayas.
In 1999, a Japanese expedition successfully climbed Liankang Kangri, a 7,535 meters subsidiary peak (not an independent mountain), separated from the main peak by a 2 kilometers (1.2 mi) long ridge to the north-northwest.

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