Astronaut Sergey Ryazansky captured from ISS Khan Tengri at the border of China, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.
Khan Tengri is a mountain of the Tian Shan mountain range. It is located on the China—Kyrgyzstan—Kazakhstan border, east of lake Issyk Kul. Its glacial cap rises to 7,010m. For this reason, in mountaineering circles, including for the Soviet Snow Leopard award criteria, it is considered a 7,000-metre peak. The name “Khan Tengri” literally means “King Heaven” in Kazakh and possibly references the deity Tengri. In some other local languages, it is known as Khan Tangiri Shyngy, Kan-Too Chokusu, Pik Khan-Tengry, and Hantengri Feng. It is also the world’s most northern 7,000m peak, notable because peaks of high latitude have a shorter climbing season, generally more severe weather and thinner air.
The local scenery on the ground is as follows.