22nd July we reached the summit of Pik Lenin, 7134m.
Now back for a few days rest in Osh and Bishkek before heading to Khan Tengri and Pik Pobeda.
Arriving in Bishkek the capital of Krygyzstan in a heatwave, 40C.
First stop Ibn Sina Peak popularly known as Pik Lenin, 7134m.
It’s been at least 15 years since I clipped bolts seriously on steep overhanging limestone.
Climbing in the Frankenjura for the first time was incredible along with our visits to the mega “kletterhalle” of Munich, Vienna and Innsbruck has made we wish I was younger.
So we have spent nearly 2 months touring Europe in our newly converted van.
We’ve been ticking the highest mountains of each country as we enjoy these amazing areas; Germany (Zugspitze), Slovakia (Gerlachovsky), Poland (Rysy), Czech (Snezka), Austria (Grossglockner) with more to come.
Monte Fitz Roy
In addition to leading a number of commercial expeditions I’m super excited to be climbing in Patagonia and Chile in February and March this year
Let’s hope the weather is kind and we can crack some of these stunning lines
Tuesdays is The Travel Show on Dubai Eye and my regular slot as the adventure expert
This week was rock climbing in the region and around the world
Here I am showing Mark and Michelle the March issue of OutdoorUAE and the special women’s issue to recognise International Women’s Day
On the immense 2nd pitch of the 75m classic Serpentine
30, 5,13b, 8a
A mixture of sporting traditional style climbing in Victoria, Australia