Wednesday, 3 September 2008
Alpine Tien Shan
This is another trip for Adventure Peaks, this time I went to Kyrgyzstan to run an alpine Tien Shan course. The aim of the trip was to learn some alpine skills and try and climb a new peak. The team members were Kate, Claire, John, Adam, Andy, Joey, Rachel and Kevin. It was an adventure from the start, it took us a full two days by six wheel truck to get to our base camp. Which was up the kalio valley. From here we explored two valleys both were a good 6 hours walk to the glaciers. After a rest day and sampling the local vodka we headed up a valley east of our BC with enough food for 5 days. On our first day we split in to 2 teams one managed to climb one of the many unclimbed peaks (4758), The other climbed a new route to the summit of pt. 4852. The next couple of days we spent on the glacier looking at glacier travel and rescue.