Nansen Peak

The Nansen Peak

Nansen Peak is one of the most prominent peaks located on the territory of Kyrgyzstan. The height of the peak is 5697 meters above sea level. The mountain is located in the Central Tien Shan south of the Enelchek valley. Back in 1902, the German geographer Godfried Merzbacher called this peak the most prominent of the entire mountain range opposite the Tyuz-Ashu pass. The scientist noted that the mountain should be given a name appropriate to its magnificent appearance. And the mountain got its name in honor of the great scientific researcher Fridtjof Nansen, who was awarded the Nobel Prize, and has proudly been wearing it for 87 years. The peak was first climbed in 1937. The expedition was led by A. Letavet. A truly breathtaking sight appeared before the climbers: the majestic mountain, completely encased in armor made of ice and snow, shimmered with brilliant radiance in the rays of the sun. The path to the conquest of the Nansen Peak is not easy, and requires careful physical preparation and decent ammunition. Today, one of the most popular routes to the top of the peak is its eastern slope. Climbers from all over the world accept the challenge with passion, despite the fact that climbing Nansen Peak is not easy. As a reward, they are presented with a real revelation in the form of a mountain in ice armor, unlike any other mountain in the world.