Genyen Feng Mountain
Situated at 99.6 0 E and 29.8 0 N, Genyen Feng of 6204 meters in height, the main peak of Shaluli Shan, is in the middle section of it and at the south end of Haizi Shan which is between the Dingqu River and the Zhequ River of Litang Plateau in West Sichuan Province. Belong to the Hengduan Sha Range, Shaluli Shan acts as the watershed of the Jinsha River and Yalongjiang River paralleling Baxoila Feng and Taniantaweng Shan in the west and juxtapose with the Daxue Shan, Qionglai Shan and many others in the east. On the north side of Genyen Feng, a gentle plateau of around 4500-5000 meters in height ex-tends more than 3000 squateau of around 4500-5000 meters in height ex-tends mort than 3000 square kilometers where the Water-collecting Lake in the depressions spreads all over. Part of the entire Tibetan Platean in Tertiary Peri-Period, Litang Plateau once produced large ice sheets and is of a unique type a-mong the glaciers of Quaternary Period and has been developed into the treasure house for the study of the Tibetan Plateau and glacier geomorphology in the world.
Groups of peaks, dozens of which are above 5000 meters in height, cluster round Genyen Feng. With the uncovered towering rocks and Precipitous cliffs, the slope walls have complex terrain while the top of Gemyen Feng is blanketed by snow all the year round. Hidden from view on the slope of the mountain foot are the plateau forests, closely following which are the grassland shrubs. At the bottom of the vast valleys rest winding water ways and dense swamps and grassy marshland which combine to be a rich and populous plateau pastureland.
The route line to the mountain. Set out westward form Chengdu along the Sichuan- Tibet Highway, and a 757 kilometer drive will take you from Kangding-Yajiang-Litang to Reke Township. Then travel for 50 kilometers southward by livestock to the 4250 meter mountaineering base camp site at the east foot of Genyen Feng. The months of April-May-June or September-Octo-ber will see the best mountain climbing season.
On August 9-12, 1987,12 persons from Japan’s the Himalaya Haizi Mountaineering Team, succeeded for the first time in surmounting Genyen Feng in four batches.