Mount Everest Foundation
Supporting the exploratory

Kazakh Apogee 2000

In previous years the Royal Engineers Military Survey Department had organised major exploratory mountaineering expeditions to Ecuador, India and Chile; but for their Millennium Expedition they selected the Dzungarian Alatau of Southern Kazakhstan. Despite the collapse of a bridge under their 4x4 bus during the approach, a base camp was established in the Abay Glacier Valley, from which team members climbed 15 peaks between 3,330m and 4,622m, 7 being first ascents. They also explored an area covering 600sq km, collecting data to populate a Geographic Information System (GIS) which will eventually be accessible via their website.

July - August 2000
Stuart Batey with Alan Beeton, Carl Burks, Catherine Clare, Allan Gransden, Andrew Grubb, Mick Jenkins, Frank McCorriston, Carl Morrish, John Owens, Darran Weller and John Wharry

Other expeditions nearby