Tien Shan Peaks Expedition News 15 July 2008.
The Team Leader : Ben Bradford
“100% summit success – All 9 members of the expedition have successfully reached the 6200m summit of Peak Chapayev. They are currently descending the fixed lines towards Base Camp.”
11th August – All the team are now back safe in the UK after a very successful trip.
6th August – Everyone is now safe down at BC and prepraing for their helicopter flight back to Maidadyr.
5th August – 100% summit success – All 9 members of the expedition have successfully reached the 6200m summit of Peak Chapayev. They are currently descending the fixed lines towards Base Camp.
3rd August – The team are now at camp 2 ready to make their bid for the summit tomorrow. Ben said that all the team have been going strong and looking forward to the summit attempt.
26th July – The whole team have just returned to Base Camp after a couple of days out exploring the Inylchek Glacier gaining some much needed acclimatisation. Everyone is going well and enjoying the good weather. After a rest day tomorrow they plan to make a first carry to Camp 1 on Peak Chapayev.
23rd July – Ben and the team have dropped off at Base Camp by the helicopter. They did have some delay en-route to the Helipad at a border checkpoint, but apart from that inconvenience the group are fine and looking forward to starting their climbing.
19th July – Unfortunately at the last minute Jon Boylan was not able to join the team departing UK due to a severe bout of food poisoning.
15th July – The group will depart the UK on the 19th July