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Tuesday, September 02, 2014


Kyrgyzstan

  • Three of the Snow Leopard peaks are located in Tajikistan's Pamir Mountains. 
  • The tallest Pamir Snow Leopard is Ismail Samani Peak (formerly Communism Peak), which rises to a height of 7,495 meters. 
  • Ibn Sina Peak (formerly Lenin Peak), which reaches an altitude of 7,134 meters, is also in Tajikistan's Pamirs. 
  • Korzhenevskaya Peak is the smallest of Tajikistan's Snow Leopards at a height of 7,104 meters. 
  • The 7,100-meter Khan Tengri (meaning "Lord of the Sky") lies on the Kyrgyz-Kazakh border in the Tian Shan mountain range
  • Jengish Chokusu (formerly Peak Pobeda) is also in the Tian Shan mountains. Reaching a height of 7,439 meters, it is Kyrgyzstan's second Snow Leopard peak. 

Central Asia's Snow Leopard Peaks

Published 30 May 2012

One of the most coveted accolades in mountaineering is the Snow Leopard Award, which is given to intrepid climbers who scale the five mountains in Central Asia that are more than 7,000 meters high. Only around 600 mountaineers have managed the feat of climbing all of these peaks, which are located in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.