Kyrgyzstan’s rugged terrain has always attracted sports enthusiasts from around the world. Chains of mountains stretching across the country beckon mountain climbers looking to conquer summits widely known to international climbers or those less explored. Expert mountaineers are drawn by the prospect of scaling Kyrgyzstan’s three peaks over 7000 meters.
Climbing and trekking routes climb beyond 4000 metres above sea level. Kyrgyzstan is a must for the most extreme climbers in the world. The northern Tien-Shan’s highest summit is Peak Pobeda (7439m), first climbed in 1943, Pobeda is the most northerly ‘seven thousand metres plus’ peak on Earth. Nor far from Peak Pobeda rises Khan Tengri (7010m), ‘Lord of the Sky, this towering pyramid first climbed in 1936, each summer attracts climbers from all over the world.
In the south of Kyrgyzstan in the Pamirs is Peak Lenin (7134m), with easy routes up its broad face that attract climbers going to this altitude for the first time. high altitude climbing in Kyrgyzstan shows great potential for growth and with no climbing fees and easy access the area could become a destination similar to Nepal and Pakistan.