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Muztagh Ata

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Muztagh Ata (7546m) is a unique massif overlooking the Taklamakan Desert in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China. In local languages "Muztagh Ata " means "Ice Mountain's Father ". Its expansive gentle slopes offer perhaps the best paths for ski-mountaineering enthusiasts on any mountain and at over 7500m its pinnacle is a reachable goal for even the moderately skilled climber. It is a favorite and attempted dozens of expeditions comprising skiers and climbers every year.Muztagh Ata is the second highest peak in the Kunlun Shan. 


The highest is Kongur (25,326 ft.), Muztagh Ata's immediate neighbor to the northeast.Muztagh Ata is not technically difficult but challenging to your strength and ability. The huge snow mountain-mass raised above the Karakul Lake attracts the mountaineers of the whole world. The climbing way on the top is not difficult technically with the slopes of 25-30 degrees steepness though demands a high physical level of the alpinists. It gives good possibilities to ascent to the top. Muztagh Ata is one of the perfect mountains for skiing after ascent.


 The approach walk from Karakul Lake to upward slopes is very rewarding with splendid view of a vast and quiet mountain panorama, glaciers, and icebergs.