Karl Marx Peak (Tajik: Қуллаи Карл Маркс) rises to 6,723 m (22,057 ft) in the Shakhdara Range in Pamir Mountains, in the south-west of Tajikistan's Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province (eastern part of Ishkoshim district), just north of the Panj River and the Afghanistan border. The highest summit in the Shakhdara Range, it was discovered and named in 1937 by Soviet geologist and explorer of South-West Pamir Sergey Klunnikov. The ascent was delayed by the outbreak of World War II, and Karl Marx Peak was first climbed in 1946 by а group of Soviet alpinists led by Evgeniy Beletskiy.
By elevation Karl Marx Peak is
# 20 out of 1128 in Tajikistan # 17 out of 388 in Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region # 1 out of 9 in Roshtqal'a District # 31 out of 602 in the Pamir Mountains # 31 out of 1462 in the Pamir-Alay Mountain System
By prominence Karl Marx Peak is
# 3 out of 1128 in Tajikistan # 3 out of 388 in Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region # 1 out of 9 in Roshtqal'a District # 6 out of 602 in the Pamir Mountains # 6 out of 1462 in the Pamir-Alay Mountain System
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