Urumqi No.1 Glacier
Tienshan Mountains, China

Coordinate 43 07 N 86 48 E
Elevation 3800 - 4300 m a.s.l.

Urumqi No.1 Glacier is the most famous glaciers to glaciologists in the world. It has the longest record of mass balance in the Asisn high mountains. It is located in the Tien Shan Mountains in Xinjian, China. The glacial record shows that the glacier has shrinked significantly in last 30 years.

Beautiful grassland and glaciers

The glacier station operated by the Chinese Academy of Science.

A crevass

Looking down to the glacier.

Sheep and nomads people are around the glacier.

We can easily reach to the glacier by a car.

Dirty ice surface.

Cryoconite on the ice surface