Independence Peak or Qullai Istiqlol (Tajik: Қуллаи
Истиқлол), at 6,940 m (22,769 ft), is the seventh
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.
World War II
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.
List of Ultras of Central Asia
^ a b c "The Central Asian Republics: Ultra-Prominence Page".
Peaklist.org. Retrieved 2014-05-26.
^ High Asia - All mountains and main peaks above 6650 m
www.8000ers.com. Retrieved 2017-02-05
A description of Revolution Peak and its surroundings, with images
Revolution Peak on Peakware
Revolution Peak renamed
Independence Peak by Resolution No. 297 of the
Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, July 4, 2006.
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