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Pamir Mountains, Tajikistan – November 25th, 2008

November 25th, 2008 Category: Image of the day

Storm Over Pamir Mountains, Tajikistan - November 24th, 2008

Pamir Mountains, Tajikistan - November 24th, 2008

In this image we can see part of the Pamir Mountains (also known as the Congling Mountains), a mountain range located in Central Asia formed by the junction or knot of the Tian Shan, Karakoram, Kunlun, and Hindu Kush ranges.

The Pamir Mountains are among the world’s highest mountains. They lie in Tajikistan’s Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province, stretching into Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, and China.

On the left side, we can see some clouds, possibly the remnants of a snowstorm, over the mountains in Tajikistan. The Pamirs are covered in snow throughout the year, and have long and bitterly cold winters, and short, cool summers.

The Pamir Range’s three highest mountains are Ismoil Somoni Peak (known from 1932–1962 as Stalin Peak, and from 1962–1998 as Communism Peak), 24,590 ft (7,495 m); Ibn Sina Peak (still unofficially known as Lenin Peak), 23,406 ft (7,134 m); and Peak Korzhenevskaya (in Russian, Pik Korzhenevskoi), 23,310 ft (7,105 m).

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Karakoran and Hindu Kush Mountain Ranges, Pakistan – November 9th, 2008

November 9th, 2008 Category: Image of the day

Karakoram and Hindu Kush mountain ranges - November 5th, 2008

Karakoram and Hindu Kush mountain ranges - November 5th, 2008

Here we can see a part of the Karakoram and Hindu Kush mountain ranges, in Pakistan, near the borders with India and Afghanistan. The Karakoram range covers the majority of the image, from the center to the east, while the Hindu Kush range is to the northwest.

The Indus River snakes its way down the mountainside, visible near the center of the image. To the right of the river is the peak K2, the second highest mountain in the world with a height of 8611 meters.

Most of the highest mountains in Pakistan are located in the Karakoram range, but some high mountains are in the Himalayas and the Hindu Kush (the highest of which is Tirich Mir, globally ranked 33rd, 7708 m).

Most of the high peaks in Pakistan lie in the Northern Areas of Pakistan or specifically in Gilgit-Baltistan with the exception fo a few 7,000+ m peaks in the high Hindu Kush.

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