American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, U.S.S.R., Soviet Climbs in Asia, 1964

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  • Publication Year: 1966

Soviet Climbs in Asia, 1964. Reported in Alpinismus were climbs in the Pamirs. On August 3, four Siberian climbers led by G. Schwarzmann climbed a 20,223-foot peak neighboring Pik Lenin. A 10-man expedition led by W. Syrkin made the first ascent of another unnamed peak of 20,026 feet in the same region on August 14. From August 20 to 23 five Lithuanians led by Romas Augunas climbed a mountain (19,948 feet) in the southwest Pamir in the Schachdarin range, which they called Pik Litauen. To reach the summit, they had to cross mountains of 19,029 and 18,471 feet.

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