|Чоң Алай кырка тоосу
Trans-Alay Range and Alay Valley
|Elevation||7,134 m (23,406 ft)|
|Length||250 km (160 mi) E-W|
|Width||40 km (25 mi) N-S|
|State/Province||Osh Province, Gorno-Badakshan|
|Age of rock||Paleozoic and Mesozoic|
|Type of rock||Limestone and schist|
The Trans-Alay is located in the area where the Pamirs and the Tian Shan come together. This heavily glaciated range forms the border between Gorno-Badakshan province in Tajikistan and Osh Province, Kyrgyzstan, stretching eastwards until the border with China. To the north lies the Alay Valley and to the south, the Muksu River.
The highest peak in the range is 7,134 m high Lenin Peak. The Kyzylart and Ters-Agar mountain passes geographically divide the range into three parts: the western —highest peak Sat Peak (5,900 m), the central —with some of the highest summits, including Lenin Peak, Dzerzhinsky Peak (6717 m), Oktyabrsy Peak ( 6780 m), and Marshal Zhukov Peak (6,842 m), and the eastern — highest peak Kurumdy I summit (6,614 m).
- Ошская область:Энциклопедия [Encyclopedia of Osh Oblast] (in Russian). Frunze: Chief Editorial Board of Kyrgyz Soviet Encyclopedia. 1987. p. 448.
- Yevgeniy Gippenreiter, Vladimir Shataev, Six and Seventhousanders of the Tien Shan and the Pamirs, in: Alpine Journal 1996
- Pik Marshal Zhukov Overview - Peakware.com
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