Alpine Club Tajikistan Expedition 2022
This expedition planned to visit the Zaroshkul Glacier in the Rushan Range of the Pamirs and to attempt a number of the surrounding unclimbed peaks. Despite erratic weather conditions, (this was the hottest Tajik summer on record but also saw the arrival of snow in August), they were successful. The whole in-country team achieved the first ascent of Pk5357 in alpine style via a route 1km in length with 200m of height gain and an approximate difficulty of PD. Subsequently, Hale and Lewis made an attempt on the west ridge of Pk5783 but were forced to turn back 300m from the summit due to a combination of fatigue and objective danger. It should be noted that the expedition’s original leader, Tom Davis-Merry, was unable to fly out due to illness.