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Saga Chinese Tien Shan 1995

This was the fourth Anglo-Irish expedition to be sponsored by Saga. The team carried out some exploratory mountaineering in the Bogda region of the Chinese Tien Shan (or 'Celestial Mountains'). Six British first ascents of summits over 4,000m were achieved, with a total of 17 'man-peaks' - not bad for a team with an average age of 66! After the climbing, four of the party flew from Urumchi to Kashgar, and then drove along the Silk Road to the Khunjerab Pass and then down the Karakoram Highway to Rawalpindi.

July - September 1995
Mike Banks with Phil Gribbon, Joss Lynam, Paddy O'Leary and Barrie Page

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