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Peak Lenin

In the Osh region there is a high mountain peak Lenin estimated to be 7, 134 meters and it is near the border of Kyrgyzstan with Tajikistan. Somehow it is like a high armchair and pyramid with steep slope resemblance, and the Soviet Union it was the highest peak. The peak is always covered with clouds and during a tour in Kyrgyzstan you will see this covering of clouds. First became known thanks to the Russian explorer of Central Asia A.P. Fedchanko who identified it in his tour in modern territory of Kyrgyzstan to the Northern Pamir in 1871. The information given by him is the most reliable one for all who travel in Kyrgyzstan. The peak had the other name in honor to the Russian Governor General - Peak Kaufman. Then the mountains had the name of "Warm Mountains".

In expedition of 1929 two people survived and thought it would be better for them to vault in Kyrgyzstan the Zaalaiskii range. Teams tried to erect the statue of Lenin twice. And finally it was made in 1934. The successful climbing tour in Kyrgyzstan was made by professionals from the Red Army of the Soviet Union with a note that it was made by three men on 8th of September in 1934 left, after 5 years after failed mission. Travelling in Kyrgyzstan pay attention to all recommendations.

1967 was made an unforgettable climbing by 301 people in honor of the 50th anniversary of the former Soviet Union where 301 people that 20 were women, 60 were newcomers took part. This summiting exposed four new footpaths, the most difficult of which is the Southeast one. The mountain is known for high altitudes of 16 routes. But it is possible not only for professionals but also amateurs to climb it being in a tour in Kyrgyzstan.

Any mounting is attended by grievous cases, when a great amount of people died due to weather conditions. For example, the women team in 1974 was caught by strong windy storm. After that event the scene was documented. In the course of your travelling in Kyrgyzstan you will find out that 44 climbers died under the snows in the result of earthquake in 1991, the only one person survived and the one found. Near the Wild Onion Field, or Lukovaya Polyana; there is the main base camp named Achik Tash. This base on the field is the last green before stones of mountain start in Kyrgyzstan.

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