Majestic Deadly Mountain
This high-ku is devoted to Mount Khan Tengri, whose ancient Turkic name denotes nature's sacredness and literally means "King Heaven" in Kazakh and Kyrgyz and "King Sky" in Mongolian. A jewel of the Tien Shen mountain range, second only to the Victory Peak, it stands at five meters short of 7,000 (almost 23,000 feet) on the tripoint of three countries: Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, and China. Notoriously hard to scale, Khan Tengri is one of the deadliest mountains in the world. It also has a sacred meaning for local cultures that believe the mountain only allows those people close to it or onto it who have righteous strength, pure soul, and good heart.
Khan Tengri, cold peak
Will test climbers' strength and spirit
Many died on it.