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THE ASCENT OF MOUNT STALIN Michael Romm 1936 1st ed Hardcover Near Fine
By Romm, Michael
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London, 1936, 1st edition. 268 pp, 32 b/w photos. Blue and white cloth hardcover with no dust jacket and some soiling. Near Fine overall. Hard to find title.

First ascent of Pik Communism, 7595 meters, the highest peak in Russia. An account of the Russian scientific expedition of 1933 which was the first to ascend this 7495m summit, the highest in the former USSR and now the highest in Tajikistan. The mountain was originally called Garmo Peak, became Mount Stalin in about 1932, Peak Communism in about 1962 and is now called Ismoili Somoni.  

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Ismoil Somoni Peak (then known as Peak Communism) taken in 1989.
Elevation 7,495 metres (24,590 feet). Also known as Garma.

Location Tajikistan
Range Pamirs
Prominence 3,402 m
Coordinates 3855'N, 7201'E
First ascent September 9, 1933 Yevgeniy Abalakov
Easiest route rock/snow/ice climb

Ismoil Somoni Peak (Tajik:) Qullai Ismoili Somoni, (Russian)  is the highest mountain in Tajikistan and in the former Soviet Union, named after Ismoil Somoni, the ancestor of the Samanid dynasty.

When the existence of a peak in the Soviet Pamir Mountains higher than Independence Peak was first established in 1928, the mountain was tentatively identified with Garmo Peak; but as the result of the work of further Soviet expeditions, it became clear by 1932 that they were not the same, and in 1933 the new peak, from the Akademiya Nauk Range, was named Stalin Peak (Pik Stalina), after Joseph Stalin.

In 1962, the name was changed to Communism Peak (Russian: Pik Kommunizma) and in 1998 to its current name, Ismoil Somoni Peak


The first ascent was made in 1933 by the Soviet mountaineer Yevgeniy Abalakov.

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