Kyrgyzstan, Ala-Archa - mountain conditions in August

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Kyrgyzstan, Ala-Archa - mountain conditions in August

Postby JanDziekonski » Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:31 am

I'm planning ascent to one of Ala-Archa peaks in mid-August (Komsomolec, Uchitiel etc.). What are the typical weather and ground conditions on top, ie. are crampons and ice-axes a must, or are the conditions good enough for trekking poles only?
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Re: Kyrgyzstan, Ala-Archa - mountain conditions in August

Postby mali_r » Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:58 am

Hello,

my wife and I are also interested for this topic. We have August 11-13 for trekking and then other plans in Bishkek the week after. We are looking for any advices or groups for a trekking in that time. Our wish is Peak Uchitel, but not fixed if not advised to climb in our equipment. We travel from Europe on a motorcycle and full gear is not an option. Just shoes, clothes, tent, sleeping bag and eventually hiking poles. No ice equipment or so.
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Re: Kyrgyzstan, Ala-Archa - mountain conditions in August

Postby steven » Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:54 am

Uchitel is considered a trekking peak and can be reached in August with trekking poles only. Not sure about Komsomolets but if it is about the same height, you should be fine.

Here is a video of someone doing it without any equipment in June: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6FjoJvG1SA
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Re: Kyrgyzstan, Ala-Archa - mountain conditions in August

Postby TomasS » Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:20 am

I havent been there, but met a group that climbed it just in treking shoes, two weeks ago.
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