The father of ice Mountains is the third highest mountain of the Western Kun-Lun. This two-headed icy giant is situated near Karakul Lake and the Karakorum Highway, the main road running from the city of Kashgar to Pakistan. Because of it's easily approached from highway which attracts many climbers. The easiest and extremely famous climbing route is from the west along the gentle snow slopes. This route has no technical difficulties but is hard enough because of the very high altitude. For the successful ascent of Muztagh-Ata mountaineers should be in very good physical conditions, well acclimatized and have a basic climbing experience.
Muztagh Ata was first climbed in 1956 by Sino-Russian expedition. The first ski ascent was made to this mountain in 1980 by an American expedition. Muztagh Ata lies in the Sinkiang Province of China.