American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Russia, Khan Tengri

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  • Publication Year: 1932

Khan Tengri: A Russian expedition of last summer, under the leadership of a Mr. Pogrebezki succeeded in accomplishing the ascent of this peak, the highest summit of the Tien Shan, and confirmed the accuracy of Merzbacher’s determination of its altitude, his figure of 23,622 feet having been at one time declared too high. It is, therefore higher than Mt. Kaufmann (Lenin Peak), 23,391 feet, in the Trans-Alai, and is only surpassed by Garmo, ca 24,605 feet (25,000 feet according to some authorities) in the Seltau Range.

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