Ismoil Somoni Peak facts for kids
Ismoil Somoni Peak (Tajik: Қуллаи Исмоили Сомонӣ) is the highest mountain in Tajikistan. The mountain is in the Pamir Mountains range and is 7,495 metres (24,590 ft) above sea level. It is the 50th highest mountain in the world and was formerly the Soviet Union's highest mountain. The first climb was made by Soviet mountaineer Yevgeniy Abalakov in 1933.
Ismoil Somoni Peak was once called Communism Peak before being renamed in honour of Ismail Samani, a ruler of the Samanid dynasty.
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Junko Tabei on Communism Peak in 1985 together with two other Japanese and four Estonian mountaineers. Photo by Jaan Künnap.
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