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by tcarlyle
Sun Mar 15, 2015 3:21 pm
Forum: Outdoor adventures
Topic: Deciphering SK42 soviet maps
Replies: 2
Views: 2983

Deciphering SK42 soviet maps

The website http://wermacht158.narod.ru has many old soviet topographic maps from central asia available for download. However, if I understood right they are in the coordinates notation SK42. I want to convert the notation to a notation that my gps understands (such as WGS48). For doing that, I was...
by tcarlyle
Tue Feb 17, 2015 12:16 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Question about 2 week visa-free period
Replies: 11
Views: 6200

Re: Question about 2 week visa-free period

Not sure how reliable this website is http://rbth.co.uk/news/2015/02/05/kazak ... 43447.html but it says that Kazakhstan is looking into extending it. Though it doesnt say anything much concrete =S
by tcarlyle
Sun Jan 18, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: Outdoor adventures
Topic: Finding hiking partners in Tajikistan on the spot - possible?
Replies: 9
Views: 2900

Finding hiking partners in Tajikistan on the spot - possible?

I havent been able to convince, so far, some friends about visiting central asia this summer. Still, I've been thinking of going anyway, bring my hiking equipment and try to find some hiking partners on the spot (dushanbe, karakol, pamir and perhaps fan). I was wondering what are the odds of finding...
by tcarlyle
Tue Jan 13, 2015 6:18 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: 4 stans in 1 month?
Replies: 12
Views: 6351

Re: Travel plan for ~one month

Since we are in the month itinerary thematic, I was wondering if you guys can help me assess if such an rough itinerary is unrealistic, feasible or if I should try to squeeze more juice in it =D About 2 weeks in Kyrgztan, where the main focus would be doing some 2-4 days hikes, one around the Terske...
by tcarlyle
Mon Dec 22, 2014 1:05 pm
Forum: Outdoor adventures
Topic: South Inylchek Base Camp with own equipment?
Replies: 3
Views: 3503

South Inylchek Base Camp with own equipment?

Doea anyone here have experience with the south inylchek base camp trekking? I was wondering first if it is doable to do it by yourself and what are the conditions (do we need glacier equipment?) Is it possible to hitch an helicopter back for the standard price? Otherwise, is there any tour agency t...
by tcarlyle
Sat Nov 22, 2014 7:51 am
Forum: Outdoor adventures
Topic: Understanding practicalities about trekking in the region
Replies: 8
Views: 6351

Re: Understanding practicalities about trekking in the regio

Hi guys, thanks a lot for the comprehensive answers! So regarding the trekks, even though there are some route suggestions on the maps (such as the black traced line on this map http://ai.stanford.edu/~latombe/mountain/photo/central-asia-06/map.jpg) the routes will not marked. I think that perhaps m...
by tcarlyle
Mon Nov 17, 2014 1:14 pm
Forum: Outdoor adventures
Topic: Understanding practicalities about trekking in the region
Replies: 8
Views: 6351

Understanding practicalities about trekking in the region

Hi, I've been thinking about going to Central Asia during the next summer (July-August). The main idea would be to engage into some trekking =D I've been thinking about staying around a month and to cover quite a few trekks in both Tajikistan and Kyrgstan (perhaps some other country as well). I've f...