Tavan Bogd   43397
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1 Sheveed Uul, 3370
2 Tsagaan Gol (White River valley)
3 3234
4 Pano N.10301
5 Pano N.10491, 3276
6 Camp
7 3955
8 3730
9 3723
10 Burged, 4068
11 Alexandroff
12 Olgii, 4072
13 Potanina
14 3854
15 Naran, 3884
16 4152
17 Huithen, 4371
18 4192
19 3838
20 Triple point MON-CHI-RUS, 4082
21 Malchin, 4027


Location: Above the camp (3550 m)      by: Pedrotti Alberto
Area: Mongolia      Date: 23-08-2011
After showing the subject with unusual standpoints and/or light conditions, here is finally an "ordinary" view of the Tavan Bogd massif. The name, meaning «Five Saints», should refer to the summits of Burged (Eagle, 4068), Olgii (Cradle, 4073), Naran (Sun, 3884), Huithen (Cold, 4374) and Nairamdal (Friendship, 4117). However, while every reference about the region quotes the group as a whole, few of them dive themselves into the perilous topic of a detailed «who's who». Actually, no two sources agree on the subject, and there is uncertainty even on the identity of the five. For example, some sources substitute Naran with Malchin (4027), although I became reasonably convinced that Malchin remains an outsider - or, simply, that he is no saint.
There are many other puzzles in the cartography, including - but not limited to - the following. Many sources quote the whole massif as Nairamdal. But often this name is given to Huithen. Who does not give it to Huithen has no clear ideas between Point 4117 and Point 4082, which is the «triple point» of Mongolia, Russia and China (see my comment to 9762). Further confusion stems from the fact that in 2006 the Mongolian president climbed Huithen to give it the new official name of Ikh Mongul, «the great Mongolian», being also the highest peak of the country. It is perhaps for this that sometimes it eats up the name of the whole massif, Tavan Bogd. But the are also others who call Tavan Bogd one of the points 4117 and 4082...
So, in setting the names I had to do something like a least-squares optimization, by which I hope to have come reasonably close to the truth - if any.
The photos are 14, for a FOV of 218°.
Larger version on Panoramio: http://www.panoramio.com/photo/71241737


Großartig !!!

Jörg E.
2012/05/01 22:38 , Jörg Engelhardt
Che posti incredibili!
2012/05/02 23:50 , Giuseppe Marzulli
2012/05/07 10:17 , Sebastian Becher
2012/05/19 10:39 , Christoph Seger

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