Skaska valley is, as the corresponding Russian term (скаска) meaning "fairy tale" suggests, surrounded by wonderfully formulated castles reinforced with labyrinth of walls extending beyond the scenery with Lake Issyk-kol in the background, being an ideal place for wandering.
Our programs for the heart of Central Tianshan include transportation by the pre-scheduled helicopter flight between seasonal Maida-adyr base and our regularly established mountaineering camps on the Engilchek glacier, and allow the use of facilities with daily supplies. Conditions and available services are customizable according to each plan and requests from clients.
West Kokshal-Too Expedition 2006 Written by Pat Littlejohn MEMBERS: Pat Littlejohn, Adrian Nelhams, Vladimir Komissarov (guides), Ulrik Andersen, Ben Box, James Bruton, Joanne da Silva, Greg Paul, Todd Siemers, Nick Wheatley. At the start of September we made the now familiar trip via Naryn to the Kokshal range and established base camp at the delightful▶︎
Kyrgyzstan Mountaineering Expedition September – October 2006 Written by Mark Weeding Mark Weeding and Dave Molesworth traveled to Kyrgyzstan in September for a month’s climbing. Generally this is considered too late for reliable weather for alpine routes but in fact we enjoyed Scottish spring weather of sun and snow making for an excellent trip in▶︎
The Fergana range is a long chain of mountains forming part of the Tien Shan range in Kyrgyzstan. It is 206 miles in length with an average height of 3800m. The south eastern end of the range contains the highest peaks and is heavily glaciated below the main watershed. The snow peaks in this area▶︎
Our standard programs for Lenin peak include transportation by a suitable vehicle between Osh and the seasonal basecamp (BC) in the Achyk-tash valley, and allow the stay at sites: BC [3600m] and the advanced basecamp (ABC) located above [4400m], with or without daily supplies. Conditions and available services are customizable according to each plan and requests from clients.
Virgin Peaks in Kyrgyzstan Best season: July – September Mountains cover 95% of the territory of Kyrgyzstan and 40% of those are above 3,000 meters high. There are many regions where the foot of climber has never stepped. In Kyrgyzstan such regions as high vertical walls or 5,000 meters and over mountains are well explored.▶︎
Best season: July – September The canyons are located on the northern slopes of the Turkestanskyi range and administrated by Lyalakskyi raion of the Batken oblast. This is “paradise” for climbers. Rocks of the region are similar to Southern Patagonia by its structure and composition. It’s sometimes referred as Kyrgyz Patagonia but unlike the original▶︎
Pamir Alai 2013 - report for American Alpine Journal