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Asia, USSR, Peaks in the Fanskiye Gory, Tajikistan

Peaks in the Fanskiye Gory, Tajikistan. Three Bulgarians, Nikolai Velikov, Kiril Rusev and K. Krumov climbed in August and September in the Fanskiye Gory, where they climbed four summits: Alaudin (4200 meters, 13,780 feet), Zamok (5070 meters, 16,634 feet), Mirali (5170 meters, 16,962 feet) and Chimatarga (5487 meters, 18,002 feet), the highest in the range. The most interesting was the new route on the west face of Zamok. The 1000-meter-high route took 1½ days (UIAA V). Using Friends and hexentrics, they climbed remarkably fast.

Józef Nyka, Editor, Taternik, Poland