Lenin Peak (7134m), Pamir (EXP 01)
The itinerary: Osh (Tashkent / Bishkek) - Base camp "Lenin Peak" - Osh (Tashkent / Bishkek)
Lenin Peak (39º20’ N 72º52’ E) – is a second by altitude peak of Pamir (after Communism Peak, 7495 m) and the third by altitude peak in former Soviet Union (after Communism Peak, 7495 m and Pobeda (Victory) Peak, 7439 m. Lenin Peak is among five summits for getting "Snow Leopard" honorary title.
Lenin Peak is a dominate summit of Zaalay Range, on which the border of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan passes. Lenin Peak is looked from the north (from the side of Kyrgyzstan) especially nice and impressionably, towering above Alay Valley more than 3000 m by a huge glittered in the sun snow-icy massive.
Also from here (from the north) at present the ascensions are accomplished along the popular classic route via Lenin Glacier and Razdelnaya (Separate) Summit.
In different years Lenin Peak had the following names: Kaufman Peak (since 1971), Lenin Peak (since 1928). The government of Tajikistan in one-sided order renamed Lenin Peak into Ibn Sino (Avicenna) Peak in July, 2006. All times local Kyrgyzes called the peak by the name Chon-Too.
Lenin Peak is considered the most come-at-able seventhousanded peak of former USSR and it doesn’t a good special-technick alpinist training, but many tragedies happened on its slopes remind about the necessity of serious relation to the ascension.
The first ascension (from the south) was accomplished by Austrian-German group K. Wien, E. Allwein and E. Schneider in 1928. The first ascension from the north was accomplished by Soviet alpinists K. Chernukha, V. Abalakov and I. Lukin in 1934.