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Ala Archa 7-day mountaineering course

Improve your climbing skills with this mountaineering course in the amazing Ala Archa area in Kyrgyzstan, with local IFMGA-certified guide Anastasiya. Enjoy 7 days of learning and training ascents.

Mountain RangeTian Shan
Duration7 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Description

I invite you to join me on a 7-day mountaineering course in Ala Archa, a fascinating region in Kyrgyzstan, and a mountaineers’ favorite!

If you are looking to move your mountaineering a step further and improve your level, then this is the course for you. This program is suitable for beginners and also for climbers with some previous experience.

The Ak-Sai glacier, in the Ala Archa National Park, is an extraordinary mountaineering destination. It offers more than 150 climbing routes, with options for all levels. Besides, it’s just 40 minutes away from Bishkek, the capital city of Kyrgyzstan.

The Ala Archa National Park is located on the Tian Shan mountain range in Kyrgyzstan. I know the Ala Archa area like the back of my hand, and I’ve been teaching and training mountaineers for more than seven years.

During this program you will learn the following:

-How to work with a rope
-Useful knots and techniques
-Lead climbing technique
-Second climbing technique
-Ascending
-Anchors and stance organization
-Belay technique
-Improvised rescue
-Jumaring, with 1 and 2 jumars
-Mixed climbing
-Artificial climbing

We will meet in Bishkek and transfer by car to Ala Archa. Then we will hike to the Ak-Sai Hu. It will take us from 4 to 8 hours. Next morning, we will start our training.

Our program will depend on your wishes, weather, snow and avalanche conditions and how fast you can learn. My guests and I usually make a decision in the evening regarding what we are going to do on the next day.

So don’t miss the opportunity to improve your mountaineering skills in this amazing location! Send me a request and book your trip. I can design a training program just for you, according to your wishes and level. I will be waiting for you in Kyrgyzstan!

If you have more time available, I also offer a 9-day mountaineering trip, climbing peaks like Corona (4869 m), Uchitel (4560 m) and Boks (4211 m). And if you are looking for a more challenging experience, you should check the 21-day expedition to Peak Korzhenevskaya (7105 m) that I guide.

Accommodation

Food and accommodation in the mountain hut costs US$25 per day per person. Participants will additionally split the cost of the guide's expenses.

More info

You need to have a medical insurance with a minimum coverage of 30.000 EUR.

Meeting point

Bishkek. I can help you organizing the transfer from the airport if you want. The transfer from airport to Bishkek is not included in the price.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Bishkek-Ala Archa-Ak-Sai hut

We will meet in Bishkek and travel to Ala Archa National Park by car. Then, we will hike to the Ak-Sai hut (4-8 hours).

Day 2 to 7: Training and Ascents

During these days, I will train you on key mountaineering skills. Then, we will do some ascents.  The training will cover the following:

-How to work with a rope
-Useful knots and techniques
-Lead climbing technique
-Second climbing technique
-Ascending
-Anchors and stance organization
-Belay technique
-Improvised rescue
-Jumaring, with 1 and 2 jumars
-Mixed climbing
-Artificial climbing

On Day 7, we return to Bishkek.


Equipment you will need to bring

Poles

Helmet

Sunglasses

Crampons

Harness

Belay device

Backpack

Other gear: Alpine boots, ice tools, carabiners, waterproof jacket, first aid kit, gloves, headlamp, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, hat, sunscreen, warming clothes and gaiters.


About the guide

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I'm an IFMGA-certified guide from Kyrgyzstan and started guiding professionally in 2003. In my 14 years of guiding, I worked as a high altitude and technical mountain guide, trekking and hiking guide, ski-touring guide and ice and rock climbing gide.

I finished Mountaineering Instructor School in Kyrgyzstan and I am a member of the Kyrgyz Mountain Guide Association (KMGA).

Additionally, I am ”Snow Leopard”. This title is given to those who have climbed all the highest mountains in the former Soviet Union. These include: Lenin peak (7134 m) 2 ascents, Khan Tengri peak (7010 m) 2 ascents, Korzhenevskaya peak (7105 m) 1 ascent, Communism peak (7495 m)1 ascent, Pobeda peak (7439 m)1 ascent.

I have worked all over the Tian-Shan and Pamir ranges. I worked as a guide in Lyallak and Dugoba, in Alla Archa National Park and Suusamyr Valley, Terskey Ala Too and Kyngei-Ala Too.

As a mountain guide, my top 3 priorities are: 1 -safety, 2 –creating positive experiences for my clients and 3 -expedition success.

I am a mountaineer and really love the mountains so I also spend all my free time here. I have participated in expeditions in the Himalayas, Africa, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Patagonia and Russia.

I live and work in a beautiful mountainous country and I will be glad to show you the virgin beauty of the Kyrgyz mountains.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 825 each

Group of 2

EUR 516 each

Group of 3

EUR 413 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Permit and entrance fees

Price details

• The Price also includes the following Radio communications during the climbing and the First aid kit. The Price doesn't include the transfer fees.


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