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Mianzimu (6054m) towers in Tibet, sacred and still unclimbed. Image courtesy of Janne Corax (click to enlarge).
The Meili range in full view from a Tibetan temple. Mianzimu to the left; Meili Feng is the high peak on the right side. Image courtesy of Janne Corax (click to enlarge).
The impressive SE face of Karjiang - whose avalanche-prone slopes and difficult flanks have resisted all climbing attempts. Image courtesy of the Dutch Karjiang 2001 expedition (click to enlarge).
Pilgrims of three religions flock to Mt. Kailash each year. They circle the peak in prayers, but never set foot on its slopes. Climbing is strictly forbidden. Image of the peak courtesy of Project Himalaya.

Unclimbed: ExplorersWeb special on the world's tallest virgin peaks

Posted: Jan 24, 2007 03:37 pm EST

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(MountEverest.net/K2Climb.net) A while back, some climbing big shots stated that they had closed the book of mountaineering - there was nothing left to do, they said. But the first automobile was a far cry from the fast cars we drive today. The mountain legends paved the way, now the new generation has a tough task ahead: Climb the more difficult routes, or find other peaks. One looking for such challenges is Simone Moro, currently on a Broad Peak winter attempt. A few years back Simone made some research and launched an...

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