Putin peak summitted for first timeSeptember 14th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Bishkek, Sep 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Putin peak, a mountain in Kyrgyzstan named in honour of the Russian president, has been summited for the first time, an official said Friday.
The 14,583-foot high peak in the Tian Shan range took 19 hours to summit, said Vladimir Bogolyubov, head of Kyrgyzstan’s Climbing Federation.
The previously unnamed mountain was dubbed Putin peak by a decree of the Kyrgyz president in March 2011.
The summiteers - a group of Russian and Kyrgyz climbers - made it to the top by a route rated as “fairly difficult”, Bogolyubov said.
They planted the national flags of Russia and Kyrgyzstan at the summit.
Putin peak is, however, dwarfed by other mountains in the Kyrgyz portion of the Tian Shan range, including Victory peak (24,406 feet) and Khan Tengri (23,000 feet).
- Kyrgyz president sacks government - Aug 24, 2012
- Russia owes rent on military bases: Kyrgyz president - Dec 29, 2011
- Pentagon chief in Kyrgyzstan for talks - Mar 13, 2012
- Kyrgyzstan wants US out of Manas airbase in 2014 - Feb 21, 2012
- Belarusian embassy in Kyrgyzstan attacked - Aug 29, 2012
- Russia, neighbours to hold air defence drills - Sep 14, 2012
- Putin may visit London for Olympics - Jun 20, 2012
- Toll in Kyrgyz violence rises to 117 - Jun 14, 2010
- Six killed, 100 injured in Kyrgyzstan clashes - Apr 07, 2010
- Kyrgyz acting PM resigns - Sep 01, 2012
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,