- Ismoil Somoni Peak
Ismoil Somoni Peak
Ismoil Somoni Peak (then known as Communism Peak) taken in 1989.
Elevation 7,495 m (24,590 ft)
Prominence 3,402 m (11,161 ft) Listing Country high point
Location Tajikistan, northwestern Gorno-Badakhshan Range Pamirs Coordinates Coordinates: Climbing First ascent 9 September 1933
Easiest route rock/snow/ice climb
Ismoil Somoni Peak (Tajik: Қуллаи Исмоили Сомонӣ, Qullai Ismoili Somonī, Russian: пик Исмаила Самани pik Ismaila Samani) is the highest mountain in Tajikistan and in the former Soviet Union, named after Ismoil Somoni, the ancestor of the Samanid dynasty.
When the existence of a peak in the Soviet Pamir Mountains higher than Lenin Peak was first established in 1928, the mountain was tentatively identified with Garmo Peak; but as the result of the work of further Soviet expeditions, it became clear by 1932 that they were not the same, and in 1933 the new peak, in the Akademiya Nauk Range, was named Stalin Peak (Pik Stalina, пик Сталина), after Joseph Stalin. In 1962, the name was changed to Communism Peak (Tajik: Пики Коммунизм, Russian: Pik Kommunizma, пик Коммуни́зма), and in 1998 to its current name.
- The Free Dictionary: Imeni Ismail Samani Peak
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