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Soon going to Pamir

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Pamir and Central Asia has been on my wish-list for a long time, and June 29 I'm going to Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan together with two other people to climb two big peaks.

If everything goes according to plan, we will arrive Dushanbe June 30 (capitol of Tajikistan). Next day we will hire a jeep and drive deep into the southern ranges of Pamir, only a short distance from the border of Afghanistan, and pretty close to Hindu Kush. This overland journey will probably take up to 3 days, before we arrive the Shakdhara Range and its two most impressing peaks; Pik Karla Marxa (6723m) and Pik Engels (6510m). A long time will be spent on the mountain, and hopefully we will summit Karla Marxa after 2 weeks or so..... inshalla (if God permits).

After the initial climb, our agenda is pretty flexible. We might give Engels a try (pretty difficult though). But more likely we will turn to a 7000m mountain like Pik Kommunizma, Pik Lenin or Pik Korzhenevskoj. Time will show. We have 5 weeks to spend in the Pamirs, so it will be possible to do two major peaks.

August 6 we will fly from Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) and back home.

Posted by Lyngve Skrede on Thursday, June 12, 2008. Filed under , , , , , , . You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Feel free to leave a response

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