Ismoil Somoni Peak

Avalanche of wall mount Ismoil Somoni Peak

Ismoil Somoni Peak (Қуллаи Исмоили Сомонӣ, Qulla-i Ismō‘il-i Sōmōnî, Qullaji Ismojili Somonī, قلّهٔ اسماعیل سامانی‎‎, пик Исмаила Самани)

Tajikistan’s highest peak, Ismoil Somoni Peak, is named after Ismail Samani, who was an emir of the Samanid dynasty circa 900.

From 1932-1962 the mountain was known as “Stalin Peak,” and from 1962-1998 it was called “Communism Peak.”

Its closest neighboring peaks are Pik Yevgenii Korzhenevskoy to the north, Pik Karpinski to the northeast, Pik Rossija and Pik Darvaz to the southeast, and Pik Moskva to the west.

Country: Tajikistan

Mountain Range: Pamir (Academy of Sciences Range)

The Academy of Sciences Range lies in the Western Pamirs of Tajikistan.

Height: 24,590 feet / 7,495 meters

First Ascent: September 3, 1933, by Yevgeniy Abalakov and Nikolay Gorbunov.

Fun Fact: is the 50th highest peak in the world. It is also the highest mountain in Tajikistan.

Ismoil Somoni Peak

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