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View to Peak Kommunisma and Peak Korschenewskoi (right margin)  - Image Courtesy Marat AintsanovPeak Lenin Expedition

With 7,134 m the 3rd peak of the former USSR, Peak Lenin is considered one of the best options for the first step across the 7,000 m margin for many climbers. With technically very feasible ascent routes, almost any climber with basic alpine experience has a real chance to reach the summit in its magnificent setting in the Pamirs.

Join us on this unique 27-day expedition to one of the worlds greatest Mountain ranges.

Located on the Tadjik-Kyrgyz border, Lenin Peak includes a large body of ice and snow stretching from the Krylenko Pass (5,820m) in the east to Razdelnaya mountain (6,148m) in the west. Several immense glaciers cover the northern and southern slopes of Lenin Peak - the largest being Lenin Glacier to the North (length 13.5 km, 55.3 kmē) and Bolshaya Saukdara Glacier to the South (length 20.6 km, 23.5 kmē). The northern and southern slopes are 45° - 50° steep and jagged with deep fissures that can be as deep as 100 m. Avalanches and snow slides are frequent on the slopes of Lenin Peak while the snow line of the northern slope is at 4,200 - 4,500 m, and at 4,800 - 5,400 m on the southern slope.

Peak Lenin as seen from Peak Juchina 5120 m -  Image Courtesy Marat AintsanovThe foothills of the northern slope are approached from the provincial Kyrgyz town of Osh, which again can be easily reached from most Central Asian capitals such as Tashkent or Bishkek. The classical ascent route via Razdelnaya Peak does not require any special equipment and, taking the greater height into consideration, can be compared to the ascents to Mont Blanc or Elbrus. Anyhow the extreme altitude conditions starting from Camp 2, deep fissures and strong winds need to be taken very seriously. Visibility becomes a severe problem during snow and night time temperatures can plunge as low as -20°C. Climbers are secured by ropes while crossing the glaciers and should have equipment and experience for alpine terrain under snow conditions.

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