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''

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Satellite phones don't always work that well! Especially not in remote Kyrgyzstan.

Well the satellite phone on this expedition has let us down and unfortunately we have had minimal contact with the team. The last message they managed to get to us was via text. I suppose that is noteworthy for future expeditions to this area.

The lads said that they were already in the mountains and that they were well but the signal on the satellite phone was poor.

They had tried one route for acclimatization (see previous post) and they were up high in a tent hoping to try a 'virgin peak' the following day.

On 26th August they were driving to the mountains, which should take two days. They planned to camp near Naryn on the way down (see image above).

All being well they would leave the mountains on 11 September and be back in Bishkek on 13 September. We are hoping to contact them there for an update.

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