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Peak Pobeda
Elevation: 7,439 metres (24,407 feet)
Location: China-Kyrgyzstan
Range: Tian Shan
Coordinates: 42°03′ N 80°11′ E
First ascent: 1956
Easiest route: snow/ice climb

Peak Pobeda (translated 'victory' in Russian; also known as Pik Pobedy, Sheng-li Feng) is a mountain of the Tian Shan mountain range. Specifically, Pobeda belongs to the Kokshaal-Too subrange, the harsh pinnacle of the Tien Shan that demarcates the China-Kyrgyz border. Pobeda is located on the Kyrgyzstan-China border, east of lake Issyk Kul. A topographical summit is a point on a surface which is higher in elevation than all points immediately adjacent to it. ... The most general definition of a mountain range is a group of mountains bordered by lowlands. ... The Tian Shan (Chinese: 天山; Pinyin: Tiān Shān; celestial mountains) mountain range is located in Central Asia, in the border region of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region of western China. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article is about longitude and latitude; see also UTM coordinate system Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically); large version (pdf) The geographic (earth-mapping) coordinate system expresses every horizontal position on Earth by two of the three coordinates of a... In climbing, a first ascent (FA) is the first climb to reach the top of a mountain, or the first to follow a particular climbing route. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1956 was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Southern and northern Mount Everest climbing routes as seen from the International Space Station. ... Mount McKinley in Alaska has one of the largest visible base-to-summit elevation differences anywhere A mountain is a landform that extends above the surrounding terrain in a limited area. ... The Tian Shan (Chinese: 天山; Pinyin: Tiān Shān; celestial mountains) mountain range is located in Central Asia, in the border region of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region of western China. ... The most general definition of a mountain range is a group of mountains bordered by lowlands. ... Issyk Kul (also Ysyk Köl) is an endorheic lake in the northern Tien Shan mountains in northwestern Kyrgyzstan. ...


Peak Pobeda is a massif, with several summits along its lengthy ridge. Only its main summit breaks 7000 m. It is located 16 km (10 mi) southwest of Khan Tengri (7010 m./ 22,998 ft.), separated by the Engilchek glacier where base camps for both mountains are usually located. The massif runs perpindicular to the glaciers it spills into three alpine valleys on the North (Kyrgyzstan), all eventually running to the Engilchek glacier, the largest in the Tian Shan. Its main summit is usually approached from the Zvozdochka (Russian for little star) glacier, red with rocks from Pobeda. Khan Tengri (Chinese, translated as Lord of the spirits, or Lord of the sky; or Turkic translated as Ruler of Skies, ruler Tengri) is a mountain of the Tian Shan mountain range. ...


Records

Peak Pobeda is the highest mountain in the Tian Shan, and the highest one in Kyrgyzstan. Pobeda has the most northerly 7,000-metre rock in the world, and by geologists is considered the most northernly 7000-metre mountain. Because mountains often contain ice caps on top of rock, mountaineers consider Khan Tengri, the Tian Shan's second highest peak, as the northernmost 7000-metre summit. Jump to: navigation, search Our earth is composed of three main types of rock, each having been formed in its own special way. ... Jump to: navigation, search If you were looking for the car, please see Mercury Mountaineer. ... Khan Tengri (Chinese, translated as Lord of the spirits, or Lord of the sky; or Turkic translated as Ruler of Skies, ruler Tengri) is a mountain of the Tian Shan mountain range. ...


History

Although Pobeda is almost 1,500 feet higher, Khan Tengri was believed to be the highest peak in the range until Pobeda's survey in 1946. Pobeda's first verified ascent was in 1956 by Vitali Abalakov's party though there are unsubstantiated reports of a successful 1939 attempt as well. The mountain was named Victory (Pobeda) Peak after the USSR's victory in the Great Patriotic War (World War II). It was officially renamed Jengish Chokusu after Kyrgyz Independence but retains Pobeda as its colloquial name. Jump to: navigation, search 1946 was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1956 was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrinations, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons such as the atom bomb. ... Historical map of Central Asia Being populated by Iranian tribes such as Sogdians for many centuries and later by Turkic immigrants, the area of Kyrgyzstan was on the fringes of the Persian Empire. ...


The first winter ascent of the peak was made by Anatoli Boukreev in February 1990. Jump to: navigation, search Anatoli Nikoliavich Boukreev (January 16, 1958 - December 25, 1997) was a Russian climber who made seven ascents of 8,000 metre peaks without supplemental oxygen. ... Jump to: navigation, search For the Temptations album, see 1990 (Temptations album) MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ...


External link

  • http://www.peakware.com/encyclopedia/peaks/pobeda.htm

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Peak Pobeda - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (361 words)
The mountain was named Victory (Pobeda) Peak after the USSR's victory in the Great Patriotic War (World War II).
It was officially renamed Jengish Chokusu after Kyrgyz Independence but retains Pobeda as its colloquial name.
The first winter ascent of the peak was made by Valery Khrichtchatyi in February 1990.
Kyrgyzstan (900 words)
Most of the country is mountainous, with 70% of it over 2000 m above sea level, and reaching 7 439 m in Jengish Chokusu; the rest is occupied by valleys and basins, with the lowest point at 132 m above sea level.
According to Koeppen’s classification, the climate is cold type, with limited areas of dry type climate; it is temperate in the northern foothill zone.
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