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Azerbaijani mountaineers to leave footprints on Shishapangma Peak of Himalayas

04 April 2014 [12:54] - TODAY.AZ
Azerbaijani climbers Israfil Ashurlu and Firuz Dadashov will leave for Tibet Autonomous Region of China to scale 8,027-meter high Shishapangma summit (also known as Gosainthan) of Himalayas Mount.

The expedition will run more than a month.

Shishapangma is located in south-central Tibet, five kilometres from the border with Nepal. It is the highest peak in the Jugal Himal which is contiguous with and often considered part of Langtang Himal. It is the fourteenth-highest mountain in the world and, at 8,013 m (26,289 ft), the lowest of the eight-thousanders.

Before, in 2009, famous Azerbaijani mountain climber Israfil Ashurlu conquered alone the highest point of T'ien-Shan- Pick Pobeda (7,439 meters). Ashurlu is the first representative of Azerbaijan who has conquered the most northern mountain over 7,000 meters high. Thirteen days before Ashurlu, as a member of the international expedition conquered the other mountain in T’ien-Shan - Khan-Tengri (7010 meters.). Thus Ashurlu has conquered all five highest points of the former USSR, and is the first among Azerbaijani sportsmen who has an honorable title `Snow Leopard.` First Mountain over 7,000 meters high Ashurlu conquered in August 2004 (Pick Lenina), in 2005 - Pick Korzhenevskaya (7,135 m), the following year - Pick Samoni (7,495 m). In 2007 Ashurlu conquered the highest point of the planet Everest (8,848 m.)



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