Mount Everest Foundation
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AC Shakhdara 2006

Although the Shakhdara range of Tajikistan has been popular with Russian competition climbers (and possibly others from the eastern bloc) for some time, the area was not visited by western climbers until 2005: this Alpine Club expedition therefore planned to explore and make first ascents. Their prime objective was Pik Karl Marx (6,736m) which they climbed by three different routes. They also climbed a number of other peaks between 5,600m and 6,400m - five by possible new routes, and a total of seven being first British ascents.

August - September 2006
Phil Wickens with Rick Allen, Derek Buckle, Kai Green, Steve Hunt, Alex Rickards and Tim Sparrow

Other expeditions nearby