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.

Another Aconcagua success

Aconcagua and Argentina is always such a great trip to lead.

On the 8th January, the 13 who started out for the summit all 13 stood on the top of the highest mountain in the Western and Southern Hemispheres.

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.

The winter season has started in the UAE

All the courses and hikes are now up and running in the mountains of the UAE and Oman.

Choose from rock climbing, biking and hiking. Sean has such a vast experience of leading clients in this region that there will always be somewhere new to explore for individuals and groups.

Contact seanjdjames (at) yahoo.co.uk or call / Whatsapp +971 (0) 50 124 6478

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Down time

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On an Everest expedition there is always lots of time free.

Team members find many different ways to amuse themselves: Reading, writing, growing strange facial hair, discussing the Bristol Stool Scale, making rock sculptures, listening to music…

Here ex-headmaster Andy is restimulating his interest in art. Kept company by a local cat, he will have a fine collection by the end of the 2 months.

Jebel Hafeet, Al Ain

Looking down on the Green Mubazzaarah from Jebel Hafeet

The hike up Jebel Hafeet from the Green Mubazzarah is stunning

The desert and rock formations are slowly revealed

The summit is over 1200m and the temperature difference is noticeable

The Hatta Dams, UAE

Hatta

Not all of the UAE is desert

Exploring around the beautiful Hatta area today

Water makes an adventure so much more pleasant

Fossil Rock, UAE

Hiking in the desest
Hiking in the UAE desert

Another great group last weekend

Here hiking on the amazing features of Fossil Rock in the UAE

Views over the Arabian desert, the cityscape of Dubai and towards the Hajar Mountains in the East