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Asia, USSR, Pik Leipzig

Pik Leipzig. Near Pik Lenina, there are still rarely visited lower peaks. On August 9, East Germans Ralf Brummer, Wolfgang Hempel, Erhard Klinger and Siegfried Wittig climbed the probably virgin P 5725 (18,783 feet). They completed the ascent from the upper part of the Achik Glacier via the snow plateau at 5100 meters and then the ridge. Klinger also climbed nearby P 5347 (17,543 feet). The name of Pik Leipzig has been approved by Soviet authorities.

JÓzef Nyka, Editor, Taternik, Poland