| The region comprises a group of ranges with more then 50 mountains
over 6000 metres. The biggest is the Academi Nauk Range, which is
approached from the north-west by Peter the Great Range. At the meeting
place of the two is the Pamir's highest mountain, Peak Ismoili Somoni
(Communizma) 7495ms. Further to the north, in the Academi Nauk Range,
is the mountain Peak Evgenia Korjenevskaya (7105ms). These two giants
overlook a large moraine, Moskvina Glade (4200ms), with a finy lake
and a spectacular view of the surrounding mountains. The place is
encircled by three glaciers, Walter, traube and Moskvina, and used
as the startng point to both summits, Ice-climbing enthusiasts will
find there good seracs for practice.
The base camp on the moraine is an oazis of civilization in the
desert of mountains. Helicopter provides the only link between the
base camp and the outside world. The noise of rotating propeller
is the most welcome sound for climbers in the area. In spite of
all these difficulties, the trk is worth trying. The Pamir tract,
mostly uninhabited and dotted with endless desolate clearings and
occasional lively oasises, impresses by it's gradeur and mystery.
The northern slopes also have difficult routes, however, the route
via the northern ridge does not pose serious technical problems.
The classical route to the top of Mt. Peak Evgenia Korjenevskaya
is laid on the southern slope, a convenience for climbers. Both
routes (V-UIAA) are well-explored and, under normal conditions,
quite safe. The magnificence of the panoramic view from eother summit
defies description. It has to be tried in person. Central Pamir
is known for it's mostly stable weather with some exceptions in
the areas of Mts. Peak Ismoili Somoni (Communizm) and Peak Revolutsii.
Mt. Evgenia Korjenevskaya was explored in 1910 by a Russian scientist
Nikolai Korjenevsky, who named the mountain after his wife Evgenia.
The first ascent of the mountain was made in October 1953. Coping
with high altitude on Peak E. Korjenavskaya proved easier than other
mountains of comparable hight. This is why it is considered an agreeable
place for acclimatization.