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Khan Tengri

by Lana V Lynx 12 days ago in nature poetry / Nature · updated 7 days ago
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Majestic Deadly Mountain

Khan Tengri, 2nd tallest mountain in Kyrgyzstan of the Tien Shen range

This high-ku is devoted to Mount Khan Tengri, whose ancient Turkic name denotes nature's sacredness and literally means "King Heaven" in Kazakh and Kyrgyz and "King Sky" in Mongolian. A jewel of the Tien Shen mountain range, second only to the Victory Peak, it stands at five meters short of 7,000 (almost 23,000 feet) on the tripoint of three countries: Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, and China. Notoriously hard to scale, Khan Tengri is one of the deadliest mountains in the world. It also has a sacred meaning for local cultures that believe the mountain only allows those people close to it or onto it who have righteous strength, pure soul, and good heart.

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Khan Tengri, cold peak

Will test climbers' strength and spirit

Many died on it.

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Lana V Lynx

Avid reader and occasional writer of satire and dystopia under a pen name of my favorite wild cat.

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