Cheekha Dar, which means Black Tent, is the local Kurdish name for the mountain thought to be the highest in Iraq. It is claimed to be 3,611 m high in the CIA World Factbook, it is on the border with Iran. It was climbed in November 2004 by English explorer Ginge Fullen, who recorded a GPS reading of 3,628 meters at the coordinates in the adjacent table; the location is consistent with SRTM and Russian topographic mapping, although these sources are more consistent with the CIA height. The first reported winter ascent was by Jonathan Beswick and Matthew DuPuy on March 18, 2011; the expedition GPS confirmed 3,611 m. There is a danger of land mines in the area on approach between Hamilton Road and the village of Gundah Zhur; some fields are marked by triangular signs with skull and crossbones. It is possible to find Kurdish military escorts through this area in the town of Choman. A nearby peak called Halgurd, at 36°44′N 44°52′E, is thought to be 3,607 m high, had been thought to be Iraq's highest mountain.
The 1995 National League Division Series, the opening round of the 1995 National League playoffs, began on Tuesday, October 3, ended on Saturday, October 7, with the champions of the three NL divisions—along with a "wild card" team—participating in two best-of-five series. As a result of both leagues realigning into three divisions in 1994, it marked the first time in major league history that a team could qualify for postseason play without finishing in first place in its league or division; the teams were: Atlanta Braves vs. Colorado Rockies: Braves win series, 3–1. Cincinnati Reds vs. Los Angeles Dodgers: Reds win series, 3–0; the Atlanta Braves and Cincinnati Reds went on to meet in the NL Championship Series. The Braves became the National League champion, defeated the American League champion Cleveland Indians in the 1995 World Series. Atlanta won the series, 3–1. Cincinnati won the series, 3–0. Coors Field in Denver, Colorado Game 1 was a match-up between aces: Greg Maddux for the Atlanta Braves and Kevin Ritz for the Colorado Rockies.
Ritz and Maddux worked their way out of minor trouble early on, but, in the top of the third, Marquis Grissom broke the scoreless tie with a shot to make it 1–0. However, the Rockies soon answered in the bottom of the fourth. After Maddux got Dante Bichette to ground out, he walked Larry Walker. A single by Andrés Galarraga moved Walker to third. Ellis Burks's sac fly brought Walker home; the next batter, Vinny Castilla, would hit a two-run homer to give Colorado its first lead of the night, but In the top of the sixth, Chipper Jones led off with a home run to make it a one-run game. David Justice walked just before a single by Ryan Klesko. An error during the play by Burks moved Justice to third. Steve Reed relieved Ritz and Luis Polonia reached on a fielder's choice, bringing Justice home to tie the game; the Braves would load the bases. In the top of the eighth, Mike Munoz took the mound for Colorado, he surrendered a single to Klesko. Darren Holmes gave up a single to Javy López. Dwight Smith followed with a pinch-hit RBI single to center to give the Braves a 4–3 lead.
In the bottom of the inning, Bichette walked off Greg McMichael moved to third on a single by Walker and an error by Justice on the play. Galarraga would reach on a fielder's choice, with Walker out at second. Alejandro Peña came on to face Burks with one out. Burks doubled to tie the game at four apiece. Curt Leskanic came on in the top of the ninth and got two outs, but gave up a home run to Chipper Jones; the Braves now had a 5–4 lead, but the Rockies tried to mount a rally in the bottom half off Mark Wohlers. With one out, Mike Kingery was followed by another single by Bichette. Walker was walked, loading the bases with only one out; that put the winning run in scoring position. Wohlers, was able to get Galarraga and pitcher Lance Painter to strike out to end the game and give the Braves a well-earned victory. Coors Field in Denver, Colorado Game 2 matched Atlanta pitcher Tom Glavine against the man who made the final out in Game 1, Lance Painter. Marquis Grissom gave the Braves the lead with a lead off home run in the top of the first.
Glavine held the Rockies to one hit in the first two innings. In the top of the third, the Braves struck again when Mark Lemke singled and Chipper Jones had a bunt single. After Fred McGriff struck out, David Justice walked to load the bases with only one out. Javy López's sac fly made it 2–0, but the Braves could muster no more runs as Ryan Klesko struck out to end the inning. In the top of the fourth, Grissom again went deep with two outs to make it 3–0 Braves. All was silent until the bottom of the sixth. With one man out, Ellis Burks reached on an error by Jeff Blauser. Dante Bichette singled to center to put runners on the corners. Larry Walker hit a mammoth three-run home run to tie the game at three. In the bottom of the eighth, the Rockies took the lead when Andrés Galarraga drove home Bichette with a double off Alejandro Pena after Bichette had reached with a double of his own off Steve Avery; the Rockies were now three outs away from tying the series at one game apiece, but the Braves would not give in.
Jones doubled to left to lead off the top of the ninth off Curt Leskanic came home on a single by McGriff off Mike Munoz to tie the game. With two outs now, Mike Devereaux singled off Darren Holmes Mike Mordecai followed with another single that drove home McGriff to give the Braves the lead. An errant throw to first by Eric Young, his second error of the game, allowed two more runs to score to give the Braves a 7–4 lead. Mark Wohlers saved the game in the bottom half to give the Braves a two-games-to-none lead going home. Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia The potential clincher pitted Bill Swift against John Smoltz. A wild pitch by Smoltz allowed Eric Young, who walked and moved to third on a sacrifice bunt, to score to make it 1–0 Rockies. Young made it 3–0 when he homered with one man on in the third, but the Braves put together three runs in the fourth thanks to an RBI double by Ryan Klesko after a single and walk followed by a two-run single by Javy López. During the final play of the inning, Jeff Blauser struck out and sprained his ankle in doing so, putting him on the bench for the rest of the postseason.