This report was written by Michael E. & the Explore-Share team Kyrgyzstan is slowly but surely becoming a ski touring paradise for skiers of all levels, but especially for those who already have a love for the Pow. Issyk-Kul is one of the most popular areas for backcountry skiing in the country, and Jyrgalan Valley is a great place to explore […]
This scary footage from July shows 8 climbers getting buried by an avalanche on Lenin Peak in Kyrgyzstan. Thankfully, the six German climbers and two Swiss climbers survived the slide. After, the climbers abandoned their ascent of the mountain and proceeded at a lower elevation. Featured Image Courtesy of: NewsFlare/Daily Mail UK
Three very young Spanish climbers died in an avalanche in Kyrgyzstan today. These climbers were aged 18, 24, and 24 and were all in Kyrgyzstan climbing for a month with the Federation of Catalan Excursionists. The climbers were climbing a rock face near the summit of 12,700-foot Akun-Too when an avalanche ripped them off the rock. Their bodies have been recovered and are being returned to Spain. These men were part of a 9-person team that was being lead by an instructor from their federation. None of their companions were involved in the avalanche.