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Chingiz Aitmatov
Published: 19 may 2014

  Aitmatov Chingiz Torekulovich is Kyrgyz writer, Hero of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Winner of the Lenin and three State Prizes of the USSR. The outstanding writer was born in December 12, 1928 in the family of a teacher and a party worker. His grandmother exerted a great influence on the work of the great writer. Here he spent all summer months, took part in the nomadic festivities, listening folk songs and tales.   In 1948 Aitmatov graduated from the veterinary college, in 1953 – Agricultural Institute. This time his first works appeared in local magazines and newspapers. In 1956 he entered in the higher literature courses in Moscow; in 1958 he published his novel “Jamila”. Next year the work was translated in French language by famous writer Louis Aragon. So, international fame came to the great writer. The main theme of Chingiz Aitmatov works is the fate of ...

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Khan-Tengri Peak
Published: 19 may 2014

  The beautiful pyramid of Khan Tengri is without doubt the Jewel of theTien Shan. It is the second highest mountain in this most northerly and remote of the great Asian mountain ranges. Among the local people, the white peaks are known as 'The Mountains of Heaven'.   Khan Tengri was first climbed by a Soviet expedition in 1931, via theWest Coland West Ridge. Since then, most of its ridges and faces have been climbed - all by Soviet teams.   The West Ridge of Khan Tengri is a classic route that presents a reasonable objective for competent mountaineers. The ridge rises from theWest Col, which is very enjoyable, straightforward 'scrambling' for the most part, with steep rocky steps linked with snow patches.   There are only a couple of sections which require more care; such as the vertical rock step of about 50ft at 6,800m and the knife above. In terms of equipment nee...

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Pobeda Peak
Published: 20 may 2014

  Pobeda Peak is the highest point of Tien-Shan Mountains (7493m), located on the border of Kyrgyzstan, east of Isyyk-Kul lake. It includes in the system of Koshkaal-Too ridge in Kyrgyzstan. Pobeda Peak is among seventhousanders of Kyrgyzstan, where there are also Lenin and Khan-Tengri peaks.   In 1985 the Swede Sven Hedin was the first European man who discovered and measured its height -7320m. There are three peaks on the north side of the ridge: Victory Peak, Pobeda Peak and West Peak Nehru. Pobeda Peak is determined from 5 to the most difficult degree. The climbing on its top is considered one of the most difficult and dangerous, depending on the choice of the route. One of the most popular routes to the peak of Victory is considered the way through the northern ridge of Vaja Pshavela Peak. Its length is equal to ten kilometers. It connects to Nehru Top (6740m) on the west ...

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