Xuelian Feng

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Xuelian Feng, Xuelian Peak or Snow Lotus Peak, is one of the major mountains of the Tian Shan mountain range. It lies in Xinjiang province, China, about east-northeast of Jengish Chokusu, the highest peak in the range. It is notable for its large, steep relief above the nearby valleys, and for its large topographic prominence. (It is ranked 84<sup>th</sup> in the world by this measure). The peak has two summits, with the main being the north summit; the south summit has an elevation of .

The Tokai Section of the Japanese Alpine Club made four expeditions to Xuelian Feng, in 1986, 1988, 1989, and 1990, with the last being successful in ascending the main summit. (The 1989 expedition ascended the south summit and "Junction Peak", another subpeak to the south of the main summit, with elevation , and came close to but did not reach the main summit."Xuelian Feng, Xinjiang", American Alpine Journal, 1990, p. 308-9.

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