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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|After you reach the "Skovorodka", the Camp 5300 site is becoming clearly seen on the down part of rocky spur.|
|Camp 5300 site - no summer at all, continuous winter, but sometimes very sunny... Lot of space to pick the tent, BTW.|
|After leaving the Camp 5300, you go straight up to the crest which leads to the Razdelnaya ("Separating") peak. Camp 5300 is seen at the very bottom.|
|Then, you have to proceed up to the Razdelnaya summit. The altitude here is about 5,700 m.|
|When the good weather, the trail on the snow is clearly seen and climbers make sorta "snow caravan".|
|Here you have a choice: stay a bit lower from the top, but can make a snow wall to protect the tent from the wind...|
|...or go further and stay closer to the summit on the Razdelniy Col, but no chance to hide from the wind...|
|Next place for assault camp is at the 6,500 m elevation. The same camp site can be used on the way back (in the case of lack of time to descend to Razdelnaya camp).|
|View from the assault camp-6500 to the ascent way.|
|The snow pre-summit Glades seem endless...|