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Cambridge University MC Trans-Altai 1998

This team of students selected the Korzhenevskiy Valley of the Trans-Altai range in the S of Kyrgyzstan (near the border with Tajikistan) for their first visit to the Greater Ranges. As far as they know, the area had not previously been visited by British climbers so little information was available in the UK. Despite losing 9kg of chocolate from a food dump to the local (chocoholic?) marmots, they managed to attempt ten peaks. They were successful on seven, (six being first British ascents) the highest being Peak 6624m and Korzhenevskiy, 6088m, both climbed via their N Ridges at PD/AD. Some 20km to the west, two of the party also achieved the S Summit of Peak Lenin, 7,134m (PD), described as 'the easiest 7000m peak in the world'.

July - August 1998
Rowland Barker with Hamish Downer, James Lassetter and Mark Stevenson plus Steven Carter in support

Other expeditions nearby