Lenin Peak

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Lenin Peak

or

Ibn Sina Peak,

formerly

Kaufmann Peak

(kouf`mən), 23,405 ft (7,134 m) high, on the border of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. Also known as Kuh-i-Gamo [warm mountain], it is the highest point in the Trans-Alai range, and in the USSR its height was exceeded only by Communism Peak (now Ismoili Somoni PeakIsmoili Somoni Peak,
24,590 ft (7,495 m) high, NW Tajikistan, in the Pamir; the highest point in Tajikistan. Originally called Garmo Peak, it was determined (1932–33) the highest peak in the USSR and was renamed Stalin Peak. In 1962 the peak was renamed Communism Peak.
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) and Pobeda Peak. When it was renamed after Lenin in 1928 it was believed to be the highest point in the USSR. Since 2006 Tajikistan has officially called it Ibn Sina Peak.

Lenin Peak

 

the highest peak in the Zaalai range. It is in the central part of the range, on the border between the Kirghiz and Tadzhik SSR’s, and rises to 7,134 m. The crest of the range has an unbroken mantle of neve and ice. The Bol’shoi and Malyi Saukdara glaciers (25.2 and 13.1 km long) descend in the south, and the Lenin glacier lies to the north. The first Soviet ascent of the peak took place in 1934 by the mountaineers V. Abalakov, K. Chernukha, and I. Lukin. By 1973 the peak had been scaled 368 times.

Lenin Peak

a mountain in Tajikistan; the highest peak in the Trans Alai Range. Height: 7134 m (23 406 ft.)