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Question: Climbing on the Maybash-Too mountains

Can you tell me if it is possible to get a permit to climb on the mountains on the Chinese border near the Sarydjaz river? These are referred to as the Maybash-Too range in my book.

I am an experienced mountaineer planning my first trip to Kyrgyzstan, but have climbed ice and high mountains in New Zealand, America, Nepal, Norway, Switzerland, and Canada.

The approach to the climb that I am interested in looks long and complicated so can you tell me if it is possible to hire a helicopter to get to my proposed base-camp?

Thank you for your help.

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Yaroslav

Yaroslav 2 years ago

Hello, Pete.

It is possible to get border permit for being in that area. Normally all formalities takes not longer then 1 month. To get permit you need to send me full copy of your passport. Price for permit is USD 50 per person.

Helicopter is also possible. Best season for your trip is July-September. And from July till August there are base camp under Khan-Tengri and Pobega peaks is operate. And they use helicopter service for all period. I think, that the most reasonable way to hire helicopter is flight from Mayda-Adyr camp. You can get there by car from Karakol.

The shortest way to hire helicopter is to contact with Ak-Sai travel agency, because they are direct tenants of the helicopter, and other companies are intermediaries.

If you need qualified mountain guide for your expedition or any consultation, please feel free to contact me.

Best regards,

Yaroslav.

 

Pete

Pete 2 years ago

Hello Yaroslav,

thank you so much for this information! I shall continue to search the American and U.K. Alpine Club journals.

Best Regards

Pete

Yaroslav

Yaroslav 2 years ago

Hello, Pete.

I've searched through russian-language resourses about mountaineering in Maybash-Too range and found only reports about trekking.

Best regards,

Yaroslav

Pete

Pete 2 years ago

Hello Yaroslav,

Thank you for your quick and helpful reply. I am still trying to discover if the peaks I want to climb have been climbed before. When I am sure they have not been climbed by anyone else I will contact you again to arrange a permit.

Do you have any information about which mountains in the Maybash-Too have been climbed? I am searching the Alpine Journal and the American Alpine Journal but I don't know if they will record climbs by mountaineers from other nations.

Best regards,

Pete

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