Khan Tengri

Khan Tengri peak located in the Issyk-Kul region of Kazakhstan near the border with Kyrgyzstan and China. Its name translates as “The ruler of the heavens.” According to the latest data of the peak height of 7010 meters. With Khan Tengri is possible to simultaneously observe and outside the territory of China, and Kyrgyzstan. It should be noted that their identification was not easy. So often encountered confusion between Khan Tengri and Pobeda peak. In addition, for the Khan-Tengri quite firmly entrenched glory point at which the combined territory of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and China, which is not true. As mentioned earlier, it lies entirely in the territory of Kazakhstan, and the boundaries converge at the peak of the Eastern Shaktor.%d1%85%d0%b0%d0%bd-%d1%82%d0%b5%d0%bd%d0%b3%d1%80%d1%96

Peak Region has repeatedly investigated. In 1912, there was a Russian topographical expedition. It produced a large number of maps of neighborhoods. In 1929, an unsuccessful attempt to climb Khan Tengri was made. Two years later, a team of specialists from Ukraine still managed to conquer the peak. Since the path of ascent is called “classical”. It passed in ’33, and in 1964 opened a second way to recovery. To date, there are nine routes, which can be relatively safe to climb to the top. At the foot of the peak can be seen Merzbacher lake (it only appears and disappears in the summer in August) and the glacier Inylchek.%d1%85%d0%b0%d0%bd-%d1%82%d0%b5%d0%b3%d1%80%d1%96-2

The locals call this place Cannes Too, which can be translated as “Blood Mountain.” That name stuck for the place, probably due to the fact that during sunset Khan Tengri gets a reddish color … or from the fact that there is a significant amount of lost climbers. Since this border zone, the lifting requires a special permit. In the days of the Soviet Union, foreigners were forbidden to climb to the peak before 1989. At the top of Khan Tengri buried capsule. It contains a message from the previous climbers, who were able to conquer the mountain to the future. When a new person rises to the top, he digs up the capsule and pencil writing your name and the date of the ascent. After this, the capsule is dug back. Despite the large number of accidents that occurred during the ascent, there is a significant number of people that are eager to conquer the summit. Fortunately now there are numerous signs and paths at the foot of the peak of the camp.

Rare peaks can be compared with this giant in its beauty. This place is delightful and at the bottom, and at the very top. True when climbing upstairs requires good physical preparation. And many professional climbers, even death is a proof that you need to have extensive experience and a good physical form. Therefore, climbers often use the services of experienced guides, with which they avoid dangerous areas, where they often are ice falls and avalanches. The main routes though considered difficult, but simultaneously and relatively safe. This is largely due to the fairly predictable weather. The conquest of this peak is one of the five conditions for obtaining the title of Snow Leopard.

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