Crawling along the Chinese border or the “cold pole” in December. Tien Shan. 2018

“Still, this is the Kyrgyz“ Pole of Cold ”with the lowest temperature in Kyrgyzstan!”

“In 2000 I was there at all gates. The wolves ate a soldier with a horse between outposts. ”

“So, if you stick there in the winter, you will stay there.”

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Going over three passes – tears of a leopard, the road to gold and tundra. Tien Shan. 2018.

Honestly, there were more passes, but the rest, despite a decent height, were kind of inexpressive, anonymous, like a cross on a map. In the first three were, almost one after another, almost like steps of a staircase to the sky – Sarymoynok (3126 m), Barskaun (3754 m) and, slightly further, the Suek pass (4021 m). Continue reading “Going over three passes – tears of a leopard, the road to gold and tundra. Tien Shan. 2018.”

Three years of waiting for the promised … Tien-Shan, 2018.

Three years of waiting for the promised… After returning from the first trip through the mountains of Tien Shan, I decided to come here again at the first opportunity, having issued a pass to the border zone. However, at next year was Mongolia, one year later – the Far East, and Kyrgyzstan was postponed and postponed. Continue reading “Three years of waiting for the promised … Tien-Shan, 2018.”

3822 meters of road climbing. Tien Shan. 2015.

The Terskei-Alatau ridge, lying to the south of Issyk-Kul lake, is cut by three roads. In the western part of the ridge is the road to Charyn and further, past the lake Chatyr-Kul, to China, Kashgar. In the central part, a few meters from the shore, the road begins along the Barskaun River, to the Kumtor gold mine. Finally, the third road, in the eastern part of the ridge, leads to the village Inylchek. Continue reading “3822 meters of road climbing. Tien Shan. 2015.”