The part with the roughest terrain. Keeping altitudes above 4000 meters for the most time, we reach the famous At Baikal. Officially 4635 meters. Arriving there, we learn that this sign is a good bit before the last steep. And that is the worst one of the whole Pamir. In Short: We do two tries and do not get up, ending about 100 meters before the highest point before the car gives up. No way for two people to push it up the last bit. There seems to be no way to get our little duck above this last bit.
Thanks got Korbi as the idea which saves our trip and most likely the whole trip: The rear gear has a different transmission than the first one. And he simply pushed the car up backwards. What a relief.
Accoring to our GPS receiver we cross the 4700 mark.
The road downwards is one of the "not more than 20km/h" sort.
On the way northwards we pass a little farmervillage with a couple of huts and 10 people living there. We are invited for lunch, and the grandfather ensures that the road conditions will improve 10km further.
We reach Karakul, which we figured out as todays target. But is is early eanough to continue towards Kyrgistan. The roads are good, as promised. This changes a couple of kilmoters before the border. Again up above 4300 meters on rubble fields we reach the Tajikistan Border control at the top of the pass. After some pictures of our car we continue downhill to the Kyrgistan control. This bit and some kilomteres further even top Georgia. This is not a road anymore, this is simply rough terrain. Wonder how normal cars can make this. Our duck is high enough to take it with a smile. Once we leave the border region, the Kyrgisic roads evolve to real good highways, and we have no problem to reach Sary-Tash, where we spend the night in a guest house.