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Peak Communism in Tadjikistan, Central Asia

Peak Communism ( Pik Kommunizma, Ismoil Somoni Peak, Pik Imeni Ismail Samani ) 

At 7495 metres it is the highest mountain in Tajikistan and in the former Soviet Union. 

When the existence of a peak in the Soviet Pamir Mountains higher than Independence Peak was first established the new peak, was named Stalin Peak  after Joseph Stalin.

The name was changed to Communism Peak ( Pik Kommunizma ) and then to Ismoil Somoni Peak ( Pik Imeni Ismal Samani ) after Ismoil Somoni, the ancestor of the Samanid dynasty.

It is one of the five Snow Leopard Peaks.


 


Peak Communism in Tadjikistan, Central Asia
Peak
 Communism

(  Ismoil
  Somoni
 Peak )

7495 metres

in

Tajikistan,

Central Asia


Ascent route for Peak Communism in Tadjikistan, Central Asia
Peak
 Communism
ascent
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Ascent route on Peak Communism in Tadjikistan, Central Asia

Ascent route on Peak Communism ( Pamir Expeditions )




Ascent route on Peak Communism in Tadjikistan, Central Asia

Ascent route on Peak Communism ( Pamir Expeditions )





Location map for Peak Communism in Tadjikistan, Central Asia

Location map for Peak Communism
 ( Pik Kommunizma, Ismoil Somoni Peak
, Pik Imeni Ismail Samani )

Map of Tajikistan





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    • The Snow Leopard Mountains:-

    Within the borders of the former Soviet Union ( USSR ) there are five mountains over 7000 metres in height - these are all  located in Central Asia. For climbing all five the title " Snow Leopard " is gained - an indication of being a top ranked climber. The completion of the Snow Leopard peaks is a major objective for many Russian mountaineers.

  • The five Snow Leopard mountains are:-

  • Pik Kommunizma ( 7495 m ) Tajikistan
  • Pik Pobeda ( 7345 m ) China / Kyrgyzstan
  • Pik Lenin ( 7134 m ) Tajikistan / Kyrgyzstan
  • Pik Korzhenevsky ( 7105 m ) Tajikistan
  • Khan Tengri ( 6995 m ) Kazakhstan / Kyrgyzstan


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