Saturday, June 4, 2011

Shishapangma the fourteenth highest of Eight thousanders Of Himalaya

Shishāpāngmā (also called Xixiabangma or Gosainthān) is the fourteenth-highest mountain in the world and, at 8,013 m (26,289 ft), the lowest of the eight-thousanders. It was the last 8,000 metre peak to be climbed, due to its location entirely within Tibet and the restrictions on visits by foreigners to the region imposed by Tibetan and Chinese authorities.

The Tibetan name shi sha sbang ma means "crest above the grassy plains". The Chinese name Xīxiàbāngmǎ Fēng is a phonetic rendition of the Tibetan name. In Sanskrit, the mountain is called Gosainthan, which means "place of the saint" or "Abode of God". Another interpretation, based on the spelling Shisha-Pangma, is that the name means, literally, "Sherpa Woman."


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