World of Ice

I am back in base camp after an excellent acclimatization rotation to ~19,500 ft on Khan Tengri. I should be prepared for a summit bid following the current storm. Major storms have been hitting over the last few days and likely won’t subside until the weekend.

Nuts and Bolts update:

I am very healthy and happy here in base camp. People here on the South Inylchek Glacier are very friendly. A first for me in Central Asia…there are Americans here! How exotic! Also, a couple professors which is super cool. There are teams from Russia, Ukraine, Iran, Poland, Spain and other individuals from all over the world. This year is shaping up to be a festive one, as it is the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. Given the incomprehensible losses of the former Soviet Union during the war, it is a major objective here to commemorate this anniversary with an ascent of Peak Pobeda (Russian for Victory).

I am very power and internet limited here, so for now I hope the following photo essay can tell part of the story.

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One thought on “World of Ice

  1. Noreen

    Just walked by your office and thought I’d check up on you! What a fabulous photo essay – beautiful pictures. Stay healthy and safe and see you back at Santa Clara U. in the near future.

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