American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, USSR, P 5684, Pamir Mountains

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  • Publication Year: 1988

P 5684, Pamir Mountains. A seven-man Bulgarian party led by Todor Batkov ascended a previously unclimbed, unnamed peak northeast of Pik Korzhenevskoy, between the Mushketov and Ayu-Dzhilga Glaciers. They reached the summit (5684 meters, 18,648 feet) on August 4 from Camp I at 4600 meters in the upper Ayu-Dzhilga valley. To commemorate the 150th birthday of a Bulgarian national hero, Vasil Levski (1837–1873), who organized fighting against the Turks, they named the mountain for him and fixed a plaque on the rocks below the summit. The party was accompanied by a Soviet instructor, Leonid Troshchinenko, a member of the Soviet Everest expedition.

Józef Nyka, Editor, Taternik, Poland

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