The plan, objectives and ethos

The trip was be self reliant, attempting to summit previously unclimbed peaks in a pure alpine style; leaving no trace.

The trip was exploratory in nature, and aimed to open up new climbing areas, summit virgin peaks, and increase the awareness for british exploration, and help to bring tourism to a struggling area of the world.

An Expedition Parton Mike 'twid' Turner FMGA mountain guide: ''Good luck lads, looks like a great area, spend lots of time researching, have fun, enjoy the journey and the people, pull hard and live dangerously''

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Expedition back-on!

Until recently we had great concern over the safety of travel in the capital Bishkek; throughout April there was massive civil unrest due to government corruption and increased living costs, including violent protest where at least 75 people were killed. The president had fled the country, and the foreign office were advising against travel. This rendered any insurance null and void and things were not looking good! Thankfully by late April the government had started to reform and by May the foreign office was no longer advising against travel!
Things are looking more stable now, but nights out in Bishkek may be avoided!

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