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Lenin Peak Backside

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Hidden : 08/05/2012
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Lenin Peak (7134 m asl) is one of the most popular mountains in Pamir.
It is known as the "simplest 7000". This may be true, but it is valid only for the ascent by the "Normal route" from Lenin Glacier over Peak Razdelnaya and the western ridge.

Lenin Peak Backside Cache

The staggering view from the cache

This cache brings you to a place with a staggering view to the eastern slopes of the highest mountain of the "Zaalaj ridge" - Lenin Peak (7134 m asl) and to his neighbour - Zukov Peak (6845 m asl). You can see the other side of the mountain, than almost all climbers, which are going by the "Normal route" the to Lenin peak top. The place of the cache is only rarely visited and you have a posibility to see a panorama, which saw only few peoples before you...

Good luck!

Lenin Peak

Lenin Peak northface from the Normal routeAlmost all Lenin Peak climbers know only the north face of the mountain, because the "Normal route" partially goes throuh this face and continues on the ridge from the west.

But Lenin Peak is serious mountain -- a large massiff with many faces and ridges. This cache offer to you a monumental view to the giant east faces of Lenin Peak and also of his neighbor -- Peak Zukov.

Lenin Peak routes from east and southThere is of course not only the "normal route" to the top of Lenin Peak, but also many other routes -- much more difficult and also much more valuable. Some of them are visible on attached image (see bellow).

Cache placement

This way from Pik SpartakFor this cache you have to organizae a small mountaneering expedition, but you have not to climb Lenin Peak. The cache is hidden at altitude 6315m asl between Pik Spartak and Pik Edinstva, not far from the point marked in maps as 6418. The best way to the cache is from Pik Spartak.

You have to be a skilled climber. There are few technial difficulities on the route. You have to be able to use scarpoons, ice axe, be skilled with the rope and with the high altitude. You have to know, how to prevent the altitude disease.

Because of the altitude (6315m asl) is a good acclimatization extremly necessary -- fast accent threats your life because of danger of altitude disease. Please, be carefully!

You can also try to contact the owner and discuss with him important factors.

Please use fotohints:
Cache placement 01 Cache placement 01 Exact position of the cache

Images list

Normal route is No 3 Lenin Peak routes from east and south Lenin Peak northface from the Normal route
Cache placement 01 Cache placement 01 Exact position of the cache
The cache This way from Pik Spartak
The staggering view from the cache

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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