Pik Lenin

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.

Kyrgyzstan

Arriving in Bishkek the capital of Krygyzstan in a heatwave, 40C.

First stop Ibn Sina Peak popularly known as Pik Lenin, 7134m.

Rekindling a love of sport climbing

 

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.

High points in Europe 

 

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.

Big Plans 2016

El_Chaltén,_panoramic_view1

El Chalten

Monte_Fitz_Roy,_El_Chalten,_Santa_Cruz,_Argentina

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

The Travel Show – Dubai Eye

Dubai Eye

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