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Stories and Tips Bishkek

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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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