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History of study of Pamir firn plateau.

Travels to Pamir mountains.

“ - Does the peak know that it is conquered?”

А. Kulich.

Trip from Dushanbe to Jirgital.

The first information about the plateau is given in the materials of the Tajik-Pamir expedition of 1932 (TPE, 1934). K.K. Markov (1935), when analyzing the vertical profile of the Pamir, indicates the existence of this aligned surface. 
A.V. Moskvin (1936) drew attention to two high-altitude platforms, as a kind of relief. E.A. Beletsky, while climbing the peak of Communism (Stalin) in 1937, noticed the snowy fields of a huge plateau lying to the west of the peak.
Pamir firn plateau, according to E.V. Timashiev (1954), is an alpine horizontal surface of a considerable area, preserved among sharp ridges and deep gorges. It is located at an altitude of about 6 kilometers above sea level and is limited by steep slopes with a relative height of up to 2 kilometers.
The surface of the plateau is covered with snow and firn cover, the thickness of which is measured in many tens of meters. The plateau extends from the ridge of the ridge of the Academy of Sciences to the west, along the main watershed of the ridge of Peter the Great, from its northern side. It has the following largest dimensions.
The length along the axial line (from the east, northeast to the west, southwest) is about 12 kilometers, the width (from the south, southeast to the north, northwest) is about 3 kilometers, the area is 20 square kilometers, framing the slopes - about 31 square kilometers.
Climbers first climbed the Pamir firn plateau in 1957.

 Vladimir Iosifovich Racek, “The Five Highest Peaks of the USSR”, Uzbekistan Publishing House, Tashkent, 1975.