Megtekintve 2829 alkalommal, letöltve 92 alkalommal
közel Kandav (Tajikistan)
From the climbing point of view, it is said to be far less demanding (if taken, of course, by its normal route) than the only 60 metres lower Pik Pobeda, located in the Tien Shan.
My recording of the ascent starts only at the top of the Borodkin ridge. Namely, I had taken the GPS only for safety reasons and not with the intention of publishing the track. On the Borodkin thare were no chances of loosing the route, since many expeditions had already worked on it, creating a very clear trail also endowed with many flags and fixed ropes.
The top of the pillar is formed by the snow-caps called "Grudi", Russian word for "breasts". From there one descends to the huge Pamir Firnovo Plato, before climbing the whole north ridge of Pik Dushanbe.
From there, one tackles the final push to the top, with a long oblique ascent above the dark summit rocks, leading to a saddle at 7410 m. From there, the summit is close, although the ridge demands some care.
The recorded track ends with the subsequent descent to the last camp, because I had no further batteries with me.
For a deeper understanding, a glance at the linked album is recommended.
This album has been also linked in a very informative site Die Berge des Himalaya
The following panoramas, complete with descriptions, could also be useful:
- A camp with a view: shows the Somoni peak from Camp 6300 on the Korjenevskaya;
- Camp one, late afternoon :taken from Camp 5300 on the Borodkin ridge;
- A sunset close to the sky: a view from 7100 metres taken during the descent.