Independence Peak

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Independence Peak
Revolution Peak
Independence Peak is located in Tajikistan
Independence Peak
Independence Peak
Location in Tajikistan
Elevation 6,940 m (22,769 ft)[1]
Prominence 2,402 m (7,881 ft)[1]
Listing Ultra
Location
Location GBAO, Tajikistan
Range Pamir Mountains
Coordinates 38°30′36″N 72°21′15″E / 38.51000°N 72.35417°E / 38.51000; 72.35417Coordinates: 38°30′36″N 72°21′15″E / 38.51000°N 72.35417°E / 38.51000; 72.35417[1]
Climbing
First ascent 1954, by A. Ugarov et al.
Easiest route glacier/snow climb

Independence Peak or Qullai Istiqlol (Tajik: Қуллаи Истиқлол), at 6,940 m (22,769 ft), is the fourth highest peak in Pamir Mountains, located at the center of Tajikistan's Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province, above the source of Yazgulem River in the Yazgulem Range. The mountain consists of three snow and ice covered summits and its northwest face is the source of the Fedchenko Glacier. The peak was originally named Dreispitz by a joint Russian-German team who discovered it in 1928, but failed to climb it due to deep snow and avalanche danger. The first ascent was made in 1954 by a Russian team led by A. Ugarov.

After World War II Dreizpitz was renamed Revolution Peak (Tajik: Қуллаи Инқилоб, Qullai Inkilob) and in July 2006 it was given its current name Independence Peak.

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  1. ^ a b c "The Central Asian Republics: Ultra-Prominence Page". Peaklist.org. Retrieved 2014-05-26.

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