Lenin peak climbing
expedition on Lenin peak
Photos: courtesy of Georgy Regetsiy (expedition leader and climbing guide) and Valery Murzakov.
Comments: Igor Fedyaev.
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|There is nice view of Lenin peak from the alpine meadow on the Travellers' pass.|
|After descent from Travellers' pass, before walking on Lenin glacier, one have to cross a few small streams.|
|The Lenin peak advanced base camp (ABC) site stays on the side moraine of Lenin glacier at 4,200 m elevation.|
|To carry the large amount of gear to ABC, you can hire yaks.|
|The weather at ABC site is unstable: you can go to bed in summer...|
|...and wake up in winter!|
|The other type of vehicle which is represented in ABC is common horse - but the background seems to be uncommon...|
|Great feature of the Hotel Lenin Peak ABC ***** is fantastic views from your window!|
|Real mountaineering starts immediately after you leaving ABC. Before you reach the Camp 5300 site, you ascend the snow slope to the so-called "Skovorodka" ("Frying-pan")- the mould called so for the concentration of solar irradiation. Be careful for the eyes!|
|There are few ice crevasses on the way to Camp 5300.|