Karl Marx Peak
|Karl Marx Peak|
|Elevation||6,723 m (22,057 ft)|
|Prominence||2,693 m (8,835 ft)|
|Range||Shakhdara Range (Pamirs)|
|First ascent||1946 by Evgeniy Beletskiy et al.|
Karl Marx Peak (Tajik: Қуллаи Карл Маркс) rises to 6,723 m (22,057 ft) in the Shakhdara Range in Pamir Mountains, in the south-west of Tajikistan's Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province (eastern part of Ishkoshim district), just north of the Panj River and the Afghanistan border.[dead link] The highest summit in the Shakhdara Range, it was discovered and named in 1937 by Soviet geologist and explorer of South-West Pamir Sergey Klunnikov. The ascent was delayed by the outbreak of World War II, and Karl Marx Peak was first climbed in 1946 by а group of Soviet alpinists led by Evgeniy Beletskiy.
- "The Central Asian Republics - Ultra Prominence Page" Peaklist.org. Listed as "Pik Karla Marksa". Retrieved 2011-12-11.
- Big Soviet Encyclopedia, on-line edition (Russian).
- "Pik Karl Marx" in Encarta World Atlas.
- "Pik Karl Marx, Tajikistan" Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2011-12-11.
- Discovery of Karl Marx Peak (Russian).
- First ascent (Russian).
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