Following the last season. Lenin Peak 2006

 


The summer is over…

The end of the season approached unexpectedly as Pamir Autumn came. More and more often it was snowing, the sun shining less each day. Onto the subject of the Pamir summer 2006 weather.
First I want to note even the oldest and most experienced local old-timers don’t remember such perfect summer weather. The weather was fine, clear and almost without snow, becoming marred only at the very end of August but for those climbing at the end of the season this wasn’t an impediment. A month of clear weather is the best gift for both beginners and professional mountaineers. On the flip side however, thoughts can’t help but slip towards global warming as the potential cause... at the beginning of the season there was an earthquake and a serious hurricane at Lenin Peak. Dozens of tents were torn and taken away by strong wind gusts. Even big yurts didn’t endure such awesome destruction and began to fall in just like a houses of cards.
Thank God, everything turned out all right and without any human victims. This was followed by a startling calm, so much so each of us expected a sudden dirty trick from nature. The earthquake and warm weather made themselves felt and the way from base Camp (3800 m) to Camp I (4400 m) along Lenin Glacier became impassible. The crevices became too huge and deep and increased day by day.
But a new route, which was much safer than the old one was quickly found fortunately. Now you can get to Camp I walking along usual rocky path which is parallel to last year’s one along Lenin Glacier. There is a possibility that Camp I (4400 m) might be moved to another place in 2007. The reason is intrinsic activity of glacier, in other words the glacier is becoming uneven and cracked. Those who were in Camp I in 2006 certainly noticed the extraordinarily uneven surfaces of the camp’s plot. Knolls and hollows are ample evidence of future large fissures. It would be enough to say that in 2003 Camp I placed on the altitude of 4200 meters. In a year that place of moraine was vastly cracked and Camp I moved to the altitude of 4400 m. Most likely the Camp should be removed and rebuilt again.
There was another more pleasant event of this season. According to last 10 years statistics about two people a year are dying on Lenin Peak. Since 2006 season that bad statistic has become invalid - nobody was seriously injured or killed. Last summer we had a lot of good news!
This season Lenin Peak was visited by two keen journalists. One of them was Lena Dmitrenko from “Risk on site” journal (Moscow). She was a sociable and companionable person who managed not only to keep her eyes on the mountain, but also celebrate a birthday at the altitude of 4400 m! The second curious guest-journalist was Tatyana Litvinenko from Uzbek TV (UzTv1, information program “Akhborot”). During her short time of being there she made a film about life in the camps and climbing of the seven-thousand peak.
In the base camps of “Asia Travel” pleasant innovations also appeared. Particularly, on the “Lukovaya Glade” we placed volley-ball playground, a place ideal for organizing volley-ball games including international games.
You will discover the second original innovation in the single national yurt decorated in the manner of the best Kyrgyz traditions where you can taste a dinner cooked especially for you. The dinner in this yurt lets you feel like Kyrgyz and will leave in your soul a small part of Kyrgyz culture.
In closing some words about successful climbers. Thank to them last season was accepted as record with the number of ascents. From 165 comers 53 persons completed it successfully! It’ s a record on even last years!
By the way, shortly before our visit to Lenin Peak, the Tajikistan government had renamed this peak to “Peak Nezavisimosti” (“Peak of Independence”). The Kyrgyzstan government kept old name however so now is has two names!

Ekaterina Guz

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Lenin Peak (7134 m). Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Expedition to Lenin Peak (7134 m) Going into the Camp 2. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Base Camp (3600m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan
Picnic on Travelers Pass (4150 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyz children. Kyrgyz people Taldyk Pass (3615 m). Pamir Kyrgyz children. Kyrgyz people Kyrgyz man. Pamir-Alai, Kyrgyzstan Base camp at night. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Icefall between the first and the second camp. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Lipkin Rocks. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Icefall between the first and the second camp. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Icefall between the first and the second camp. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Yaks. Pamir-Alai, Kyrgyzstan Going to the first camp (4400m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Pamir mountain system. Kyrgyzstan The lake near the first camp (4400m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Expedition to Lenin Peak (7134 m) Expedition to Lenin Peak (7134 m) Sary-Tash village. Pamir-Alai, Kyrgyzstan Kyzyl-Suu river valley. Pamir-Alai, Kyrgyzstan Kyzyl-Suu river valley. Pamir-Alai, Kyrgyzstan Expedition to Lenin Peak (7134 m) Paragliding near the base camp (3600 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Base Camp (3600m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan View from Travelers pass (4150 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan View from Petrovsky peak (4830m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Glacier of Lenin peak. Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Near the summit of the peak Petrovsky (4830 m). Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Ascent to the Travelers pass (4150 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Base Camp (3600m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Icefall between the first and the second camp. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Ascent to the camp 3 (6100m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan The first camp (4400 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Icefall near the Camp 1. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan The first camp (4400 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan On the way to the Camp 1. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan On the way to the Camp 1. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan The first camp (4400 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan The first camp (4400 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Expedition to Lenin Peak (7134 m), Pamir, Kyrgyzstan On the way to the Camp 1. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan On the way to the Camp 1. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan On the way to the Camp 2. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan On the way to the Camp 2. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan On the way to the Camp 2. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan View from the Camp 3. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Horses on the Lukovaya meadow. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan View from Edelweiss glade to Lukovaya meadow and the Petrovsky peak. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Horse on the Lukovaya meadow. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan View on Lukovaya meadow and Lenin Peak. Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Transportation of goods from the Base Camp to the Camp 1. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Chon-Alai valley. Pamir, Kyrgyzstan The ascent to Lukovaya glade. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan View on Lenin Peak and Travelers pass. 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Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Camp 2 (5300m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Glacier of Lenin peak. Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Camp 3 (6100m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Glacier of Lenin peak. Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Camp 3 (6100m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan The lake near the first camp (4400m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Camp 1 (4400 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Team of the Camp 1 (4400 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Camp 1 (4400 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Going to the first camp (4400m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Expedition to Lenin Peak (7134 m) The descent from the Travelers pass. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Rocks near Lukovaya meadow. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Expedition to Lenin Peak (7134 m) 19th Party Conference Peak (5945 m). Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Camp 2 (5300m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan On the way to the Camp 1. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Camp 1 (4400 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Comprehensive Peak (5547 m). Pamir, Kyrgyzstan On the way to the Camp 2. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Lenin Peak (7134 m). Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Lenin Peak (7134 m). Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Lenin Peak (7134 m). Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Camp 2 (5300m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Lenin Peak (7134 m). Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Lenin Peak (7134 m). Pamir, Kyrgyzstan The descent from the summit of Lenin Peak (7134 m). Pamir, Kyrgyzstan View from the summit of Lenin Peak (7134 m). Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Summit of the Lenin Peak (7134m). Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Camp 3 (6100m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Skovoroda plateau. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Camp 1 (4400 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Camp 1 (4400 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Inside the yurt of Camp 1. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Chon-Alai valley. Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Yurts in the Camp 1. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Expedition to Lenin Peak (7134 m) Cargo delivery to the base camp. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Expedition to Lenin Peak (7134 m) View from Petrovsky peak (4830m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan The summit of the Petrovsky peak (4830m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Presentation of certificates. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan The summit of the Petrovsky peak (4830m). Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Delivery of goods to the Camp 1. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Expedition to Lenin Peak (7134 m) Marmots on the Lukovaya meadow. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Marmots on the Lukovaya meadow. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Flowers of Pamir. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Ascent to the Camp 2 (5300m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Between the Camp 1 and the Camp 2. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Near the Camp 3. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Camp 1 (4400 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Camp 1 (4400 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Expedition to Lenin Peak (7134 m) Camp 1 (4400 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Cake for climbers. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Volleyball ground at the base camp. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Lenin Peak (7134 m). Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Edelweiss. Flowers of Pamir Camp 1 (4400 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan The descent from the height of 6400m. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan The summit of the Petrovsky peak (4830m). Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Lenin Peak (7134 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyz yurt Setting the tunduk on yurt Setting of the Camp 1 (4400m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Setting yurt at the base camp (3600 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan View on 19th Party Conference Peak (5945 m). Pamir, Kyrgyzstan The flags of Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia Travel company Base Camp (3600m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Icefall between the first and the second camp. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Icefall between the first and the second camp. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Sunset on Lenin Peak. Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Camp 1 (4400 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Camp 1 (4400 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Camp 1 (4400 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Camp 1 (4400 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Camp 1 (4400 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Summit of the Lenin Peak (7134m). Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Camp 1 (4400 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Camp 1 (4400 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan On the way to the Camp 1. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan On the way to the Camp 1. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Flowers of Pamir. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Base Camp (3600m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Base Camp (3600m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan View on Lenin Peak and Travelers Pass. Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Spartak Peak (6183 m). Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Lenin Peak (7134 m). Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Presentation of certificates. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Glacier of Lenin peak. Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Camp 1 (4400 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Pamir mountain system. Kyrgyzstan Kitchen in the Camp 1 (4400m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Medical service at base camp (3600 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Dining yurt in the Camp 1 (4400m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Dining yurt in the Camp 1 (4400m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Chon-Alai valley. Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Dessert. Board at the base camps of Lenin Peak. Pamir, Kyrgyzstan The first camp (4400 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Camp 1 (4400 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Camp 1 (4400 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Camp 1 (4400 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Camp 1 (4400 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Summit of the Lenin Peak (7134m). Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Base Camp (3600m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Camp 1 (4400 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Camp 1 (4400 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Camp 1 (4400 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Icefall between the first and the second camp. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Camp 1 (4400 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Camp 1 (4400 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Lenin Peak (7134 m). Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Base camp at night. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Cake for climbers. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Transportation of goods from the Base Camp to the Camp 1. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Base Camp (3600m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Birthday greetings . The base camps of Lenin Peak Marmots on the Lukovaya meadow. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Camp 1 (4400 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan The path to the Camp 1 (4400m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Camp 1 (4400 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Setting yurt at the Camp 1 (4400 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Camp 1 (4400 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Ascent to the first camp (4400m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Icefall between the Camp 1 and the Camp 2. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Avalanche. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Ascent to the Camp 2 (5300m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Clouds and mountains. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Camp 1 at night. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan The mountains in the moonlight. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Base Camp (3600m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Yurts in the Camp 1 (4400 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Sunset on the Pamirs. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Camp 1 (4400 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Camp 1 (4400 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Camp 1 (4400 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Camp 1 (4400 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Icefall near Camp 1. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Between the Camp 1 and the Camp 2. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Sunset in the Camp 1 (4400m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Summit of the Lenin Peak (7134m). Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Sunset in the Camp 1 (4400m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Setting yurt at the Camp 1 (4400 m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan On the way to the Camp 1. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Pamir mountain system. Kyrgyzstan Cake for climbers. Board at the base camps of Lenin Peak Walk around the base camp. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Dawn in the Camp 1 (4400m). Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Lenin Peak (7134 m). Pamir, Kyrgyzstan Icefall between the first and the second camp. Lenin peak, Pamir, Kyrgyzstan

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Reviews were found: 9

Angela / Pik Lenin 01.09.2015 22:50

The whole trip was very well organized and everything went as planed (Expect the weather on the mountain ;-) Summit on the 31.07.2015
Special thanks to the team in camp 1. They do an excellent job, super friendly service and the food is fantastic.
Our trip to Uzbekistan was an nice finish after the 2 1/2 weeks on the mountain. Also here, everything was very good organized.
A big thank you to everybody involved in our stay.

Aleksandar 20.08.2014 16:07

Thanks for everything, the expedition was successful five members climbed onto the top of Lenin, eight members came out on top Razdelnaja.
We are satisfied with housing, food, and people. (Sauna is a great) :-)
We wish much to commend Nicholas, Olga, Mukadas, are always ready to help ridge whatever we needed.
The real professionals in their job.
Thanks for everything ....
Best regards.

Andrey 01.08.2014 16:08

Нам повезло!!! Потому что обратились в ЦентрлАзия!!! Со стороны компании профессионализм, гостепреимство и неравнодушие... с нашей сбытие стремления достичь ВЕРШИНЫ!!! Со словами благодарности команда "Эльбрус" (Михаил, Вадим, Андрей). июль 2014г,

Сергей Лубнин 09.10.2013 21:02

Огромное Спасибо, ребята!!!
Не очень красивы сожженные губы
И щеки, потрескав, не так уж милы,
И вроде невзрачна тропа, что их губит,
И камни, что падают сверху малы...
О них ты спроси у Костяна с Никитой,
Что вроде бы молоды с виду пока,
Но истинный опыт оценишь попозже,
Откушав у Шефа - Ислама Ака!
А если вдруг другу совсем поплохело,
Сломала "горняшка" иль придавил груз,
Тащи сразу к "Доку" уставшее тело
Любого поставит на ноги Навруз!
Надеюсь, простят те, что чтут эти строки,
Что имя не каждого внес я в формат.
Простите, отвлекся, ведь в кружку мне снова
Чайку подливает с душой Азамат!

Костян 01.10.2013 14:56

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Костян 01.10.2013 14:55

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Malgorzata Janik 19.08.2013 19:28

I was lucky to meet Pamir - Expeditions stuff at Camp 1 after I was transported there with altitude sickness. Pavel- the doctor and Denis- the guide took care of me and did a great job to safe my life and made me smiling despite my health troubles. I hope to come back on Pik Lenin in the near future but only with Pamir -Expeditions company. They are really good in what they do. Thanks boys!

Мирослав Попович 16.08.2013 04:37

прорвались! это было нечто!!! вот это ГОРА!!!!!!!!

Настойчивый Восходитель 16.08.2013 04:30

Замечательно прошло восхождение на пик Ленина. Масса эмоций, хочется еще раз приехать и снова взойти на вершину!

Компания и гиды молодцы, работают классно, настоящие спецы своего дела.

Уважуха, ребята! Так держать!!!

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