Peak Of September 11

At the White House ceremony on September 22, 2002, the first President of Kyrgyz Republic, Dr. Askar Akayev, presented a breathtaking photograph of the newly named peak of September 11 to the US President George W. Bush.

On September 4, 2002, an international expedition led by Sergey Melnikoff ascended an unnamed peak in Tian Shan Mountains of Kyrgyzstan and named it September 11 in memory of those who lost their lives in September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the US. The peak is 13,124 ft (4,000 m) high and has a twin summit, resembling the New York World Trade Center Twin Towers that collapsed as the result of the attacks.