Go Back  Fodor's Travel Talk Forums > Destinations > Asia
Reload this Page >

Photo Essays - Mountain Climbing in Remote Kyrgyzstan

Photo Essays - Mountain Climbing in Remote Kyrgyzstan

Nov 12th, 2018, 06:20 PM
Original Poster
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 92
Photo Essays - Mountain Climbing in Remote Kyrgyzstan

HI All,

I had an amazing mountain climbing trip to remote Kyrgyzstan recently. I'm doing a series of little reports on it - each one pretty short with only ten or so photos. This trip was to an area where very few people go - local or foreign - as it's many miles away from any road. The company we went with hired an in-country guide who turned out to be one of the top mountain climbers in the world, named Mikhail Danchkin, but we knew him as Misha at the time, We only found out later he is going on a winter ascent of K2 next year. So, our trip to a remote, unknown part of Kyrgyzstan was a walk in the park for him, even it it was high adventure for the rest of us. I didn't know until I got there that Kyrgyzstan has many different mountain ranges, and most are glaciated. It's spectacular and unspoiled by development or mass tourism, yet has good roads and friendly, inexpensive infrastructure. I would definitely recommend it for those with a taste for off the beaten path travel. To see some of what I'm talking about, i hope you'll enjoy seeing the full story with huge, high quality photos of glaciers, rock climbing, and rappelling here:



VGF is offline  
Nov 13th, 2018, 03:20 AM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 3,637
Amazing. Amazing. Amazing. Beautiful photos! Wow is all I can say!

And you'll be happy to know I looked at your site on my desktop computer, so I could really appreciate your photos.
progol is offline  
Nov 18th, 2018, 06:57 AM
Original Poster
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 92
Hi Progol!

Sorry - I've been distracted with work and other stuff recently - just saw your comment. You can't imagine how happy that makes me that at least someone looked at the photos on a big screen! They sooooo much better that way! And thanks for the compliment - glad you enjoyed them.

Take care,
VGF is offline  
Dec 12th, 2018, 12:08 AM
Join Date: Dec 2018
Posts: 4
It's very breathtaking!
Great sharing, VGF
emmagoaround is offline  
Related Topics
Original Poster
Last Post
Nov 7th, 2018 06:16 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:58 PM.