Pik Pobeda

Elevation (feet): 24,407
Elevation (meters): 7,439
Continent: Asia
Country: Kyrgyzstan/China
Range/Region: Central Tien Shan
Latitude: 42.05
Longitude: 80.1833
Difficulty: Major Mountain Expedition
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug
Year first climbed: 1956
First successful climber(s): Vitali Abalakov's party
Nearest major airport: Almaty, Kazakhstan, ??mqi, China, Moscow, Russia
Convenient Center: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Karakol, Kyrgzystan

Pik Pobeda is the highest mountain in the Tian Shan, and the most northerly 7,000-meter peak in the world. It is a massive dome, covered in snow and ice, located just ten miles south of the range's second highest peak, Khan Tengri (7010 m./ 22,998 ft.). Although Pobeda is 1500 feet higher than its neighbor to the north, Khan Tengri was believed to be the highest peak in the range until Pobeda's discovery in 1946. Pobeda's longstanding obscurity is testimony to its extreme remoteness.