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Dzhambula peak. North Tien-Shan.

Alpinism in Kazakhstan.

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn” 

John Muir. «The Mountains of California».

Mountain climbing in mountains of Zailiysky Ala-Tau.

Dzhambul peak 4355 meters above sea level is situated on the southern part of the New spur of Zaili Alatau. The first ascent was in 1937 by the group of Kolokolnikov E.M. Peak of Jambyl (Jambyl) it is located at the height of 4355 meters above sea level. Is in the southern part of the New mountain spur of Zailiysky Ala Tau.
The top of Jambyl is the Alpine type with the snow ice slopes divided by a narrow water separate crest. On a northwest slope the glacier is located. The first ascension in 1937 was made group of the Almaty climbers under the leadership of E. M. Kolokolnikov.
The top is called in honor of the Kazakh chansonnier of Jambyl Zhabayev. Still the boy Jambyl learned to play on a dombra (Kazakh musical string instrument). In 14 years (according to other data: in 1897 at the age of 52 years) he decided to leave the house and to become the chansonnier to earn money with performance of songs.
He to the accompaniment of a dombra in style sang a tolgaa (The melodic speech in the vocal piece of music). Studied art of improvisation at the chansonnier Suyunbaya. Jambyl sang only in Kazakh. At the end of XIX - the beginning of the XXth century repeatedly participated and won aytysa (competitions) of prominent chansonnier.
Was famous as the master of accusatory songs. Later from the pre-revolutionary repertoire from his words eposes "Suranshi-batyr", "Utegen-batyr", fairy tales "Khan and Akyn", "Tale of the Idler", etc. were written down.
By the time of the October revolution of 1917 Jambyl was already 70-year-old old man who long ago was not taking dombra (Kazakh musical string instrument) in hand. But, according to the (akyn) chansonnier his spiritual regeneration and creative rise began.
"All great and fine during our era reveals in Stalin's image", - said Jambyl.

"Zhetysu is the Land of  tourism”. A Tourist Guide-book. Almaty.  2003. 68 p. and the material for this page is taken from the printed edition.