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May 30, 2013

Hkakabo Razi Glacier Retreat, Myanmar and China Border

Hkakabo Razi is the highest peak in Myanmar and straddles the border with China. The Myanmar side (east) of the mountain drains into the Irrawaddy River and on the China side (west) to the Brahmaputra River. First of all how many people thought Myanmar had glaciers? Secondly this is a remote peak that only one party has managed to climb. However, a North Face Party attempted the peak, and though …