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Peak Lenin expedition. Departed July 2011

By August 9, 2011Current Trips

Leader: Dave Pritt

Team: Wesley M, David W, Ian E, Adam O-J, Matthew D-T.

9th Aug – The team have now arrived in Bishkek and are trying to change their flights to come back a few days early.

8th Aug – The team will be back in Osh today they mad an attempt on the summit mid-week last week. The team made to to 6900m before deciding to call it a day. The unusually hot weather they are experiencing at the moment made the summit day much harder than normal. Good effort all round. The team will fly back to Bishkek tomorrow.

6th Aug – It appears the team have had some problems with the Sat phone during the trip. We’re not exactly sure what the problem is at this stage. Our agent has had word from the local staff to say the team are now back down as ABC and will descend to BC tomorrow. As soon as we know more we will update the news page.

27th July – The team arrived at base camp yesterday and enjoyed a fantastic dinner of mixed kebabs. They made their first acclimatisation walk to 4300m today and will move up to ABC at 4400m tomorrow.

25th July – The team have arrived safely in Osh, they have made their their final preparations and will head to Peak Lenin base camp tomorrow.

Peak Lenin at 7134m is the third highest mountain in the former Soviet Union and is situated in the Pamirs range of Kyrgyzstan.

21st July – Dave has departed the UK today ahead of the group. The rest of the team will depart for Kyrgyzstan on the 23rd July.

Dave Pritt

About Dave Pritt

Dave Pritt is the Director of Adventure Peaks. With over 30 years of mountaineering feats, he is a very experienced high altitude mountaineer who has led expeditions to K2, Broad Peak and five Everest expeditions. Dave has completed the 7 summits, led an expedition to Ski the South Pole Last Degree, Satopanth in India and in 2007 he guided Ian McKeever to break the world record for the seven summits in 156 days. He is lucky enough to have climbed on the majority of our advertised peaks, but the Tien Shan remains his favourite destination.


  • Nicolle Dieumegard-Thornton says:

    This is a great news page when communication on expedition is expensive and difficult.
    Thanks for the updates.

  • L hayton says:

    How are the group doing? Any news? When will they be back down and in touch Stu ? Lucinda x

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