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
- 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