Alpine Expedition Training – Tien Shan

Kyrgystan | Grade: Intro level | 15 Days

This Expedition to Karly Tau Peak combines a 5450m Peak with Alpine Training. It is based in the central Tien Shan, a wild and remote region of Kyrgystan at the base of Khan Tengri (7010m) one of the worlds most beautiful peaks. We fly in by helicopter for the training and climb Karly Tau Peak (5450m).

This Expedition combines an ascent of Karly Tau Peak with Alpine Training. The course is based in the central Tien Shan, a wild and remote region of Kyrgystan at the base of Khan Tengri (7010m) one of the worlds most beautiful peaks. We fly in by helicopter for your training course and an attempt will be made on Karly Tau Peak (5450m) via an Advanced Base camp, perhaps  your first Himalayan Peak. The course is ideal for regular mountain walkers or climbers who want to broaden their experience under the guidance of our expert leaders and instructors. Basic Winter skills would be an advantage but not essential together with a good level of fitness.

You can extend your expedition to include Peak Chapeyev (6073m) a more technical peaks which again  involves establishing two camps and shares the approach with Khan Tengri. It adds an extra 6 days to the expedition, from 15 days to 21 days.

For this trip we have achieved a fully inclusive cost for two weeks that is roughly equivalent to many one week courses in the European Alps! The course covers the following essential alpine and expedition skills:

  • Use of Ice Axe and Crampons
  • Glacial Travel
  • Crevasse Rescue
  • Travelling on fixed lines
  • Rappelling/Abseiling
  • Building High Altitude Camps
  • Food issues at altitude
  • Cooking and boiling water at High Altitude
  • Medical & Health issues
  • Equipment for High Altitude
  • Mountain Weather
  • AMS – Acute Mountain Sickness
  • Avalanche awareness & snow conditions

Trip dossier

  • International Flights from London (flight inclusive price)
  • Instruction/guiding
  • Permits, charges, importation taxes and levies payable to the Local Authorities in connection with the trip
  • Transfers to and from the in-country airport if flights booked with Adventure Peaks
  • Medical safety equipment and supplies
  • Hotel & Lodge accommodation (B&B)
  • All tents and other communal equipment necessary for the climb
  • Communication equipment (each member on a Grade 3B or above are normally provided with a radio whilst on the mountain and the team is often supported with a Satellite communication on extended expeditions at Base Camp)
  • 24 hour back up and support from UK staff
  • 15% discount off the RRP on clothing and equipment purchased at Adventure Peaks shop
  • Travel to and from UK airport
  • Personal climbing clothes and equipment
  • Personal insurance, visas, departure tax and inoculations
  • Transfers to and from the in-country airport if flights NOT booked with Adventure Peaks
  • Drinks and hotel or guest house meals, unless specified
  • Personal medical supplies
  • Personal use of communication equipment
  • Excess baggage
  • Tips for any porters and local guides
  • Costs associated with an expedition finishing early
  • Costs associated with you leaving an expedition early
  • Costs associated with extending a trip due to bad weather or other circumstances

It is vitally important that you have adequate travel insurance for your trip with Adventure Peaks. We recognise the complexity and variety of choice in the insurance market and know that many of you either have your own preferred insurer or have annual multi trip cover in place already. If this is the case, please ensure that your insurer is aware of your Adventure Peaks itinerary and can agree to cover the activities being undertaken.

Adventure Peaks do not provide any advice on travel insurance, although it is a requirement of our booking conditions that you have travel insurance which covers the activities which you are likely to be undertaking on your holiday. Cover must include emergency medical, helicopter evacuation, repatriation and rescue expenses.

It is strongly recommended that suitable cancellation insurance is purchased at the time of booking as all deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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Alpine Tien Shan 7 Day Extension £600


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Land Only Availability Days Price Book
7th Aug 2022 - 20th Aug 2022
Leader: Dave Pritt

16th Jul 2023 - 29th Jul 2023
30th Jul 2023 - 12th Aug 2023
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6th Aug 2022 - 20th Aug 2022
Leader: Dave Pritt

15th Jul 2023 - 29th Jul 2023
29th Jul 2023 - 12th Aug 2023