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Lyap Nazar, First Ski Descent

Tajikistan, Pamir

  • Climbs And Expeditions
  • Author: Lindsay Griffin
  • Climb Year: 2009
  • Publication Year: 2019

Peter Schön and Andreas Riesner made the first ski descent of Lyap Nazar (5,990m) in August 2009. This peak, recently renamed Afzalsho Olimov by local authorities and situated at 38°21'58.74"N, 72°17'41.97"E, lies more or less immediately south-southwest of the well-known Pik Revolution (now officially Quillai Istiqiol, 6,940m) in the Yazgulem Range of the Pamir. The two Austrians skied the northwest ridge and west couloir, with sections of at least 50°.

– Lindsay Griffin, with information from Peter Schön

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