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Stories and Tips Kyrgyzstan

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Return to Peak Gorky

Written by 80 Ways Tim on 07 Aug, 2005

We had some unfinished business with this mountain. It had beaten us once, but we weren’t about to give it up on it. This time round, we were going to take a different route, starting almost immediately up from base camp, and we left around…Read More


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The Death Slide

Written by 80 Ways Tim on 07 Aug, 2005

Known as Gorky to his friends, Maksima Gor’Kogo is a 6,050m (~20,000-foot) peak that has only seen three successful summit attempts and which was conveniently located within spitting distance of our base camp. We were going to climb it. Our bags packed, we set off along the…Read More


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Kyrgyz Cowboy to the Rescue (Part II)

Written by 80 Ways Tim on 15 May, 2005

(Excerpt from about 4 weeks into our trip. Having finished our climbing, we are several days into our trek back down the valley). Our state of mild starvation has led us to devise a number of optimistic schemes to get food from the huts we passed…Read More


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Meeting the locals

Written by fluppe on 04 Nov, 2001

Kyrgyz people are Nomads, that is why all the young boys can ride their horse so well. Some of our group tried it, but it didn`t go so well. Also the horse means the only way of transport for these guys in a rough environment.…Read More


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Public Transport

Written by fluppe on 17 Mar, 2002

When we stopped in Naryn, we visited the local market but had some extra time because of the repair of a flat tire. I had time to observe the local lifestyle and as I work in a company that makes buses and coaches, I…Read More


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