10th August: Chris has sent a text to say Matt wasn’t feeling great so they have decided to abandon their summit bid and are now heading down to base camp.
8th August: Chris and Matt are now camped at Chapiev Shoulder. The weather is now fairly calm and they are planning to have a rest day tomorrow. Phil has stayed at BC with a bit of a bug.
1st August: Chris has sent through his summary from the Unclimbed Peaks – We did 6 new summits 5 of these were the more remote heavily glaciated peaks up to 4600m which was especially satisfying. The group put in a lot of effort on some long days with early starts and this has been very rewarding. Mixed weather from cloudless still skies to high winds, hail, thunder storms and low cloud with prolonged rain. Base camp was idyllic and we had great staff and were well fed by our cook Ellia. She also took some of the guys out last night in Bishkek – hope they survived!!
Phil and I waiting in Karokol at a lovely hotel for our transport to Maidadir and have just heard we should be picked up at 1pm to go to Maidadir and fly to Khan Tengri Base Camp tomorrow morning.
27th July: Chris sent a brief message today to let us know that the team are all well and have summitted 5 new peaks so far! Well done to you all!
20th July: Chris has emailed to say all the team have all safely arrived into Bishkek. All the preparations have been made and the kit is packed on the truck ready for departure at 9am Kyrgyz time. Bishkek is very hot at the moment so the team are making the most of the air conditioned hotel.
19th July: The Team are departing for the Kyrgyz Republic today and will arrive in Bishkek tomorrow. There they will buy the majority of their snacks etc before heading to Karakol where they will make their final preparations.