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Skiing expedition to Muzstagh-ata (7546m, Western China, non-technical)

Genius-tutelaris

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Good day!

We´re gathering a group for a long-time-desired expedition to Muzstagh-ata (7546 m, Western China, Xinjiang province).

We are looking for few folks to join us this August.

Classically we go down skiing and it's a kinda highlight to ski down the 7546m giant.

Muztagh-ata is non-technical climb but due to its elevation is by no means easy.

We combined the trip with the help of local registered agencies, so will go up with a guide, and will make a one-week trip around Kyrgyzstan after ascent.

Start and finish in Bishkek, the Kyrgyz capital. One month long in overall.

After ascent to the peak we go back leisurely through Kyrgaystan: Tash Rabat, Issyk-Kul, Karakol, Ala Archa.

I worked in Kyrgyzstan myself and, believe me, you will never forget how beautiful this country is.

If you´re interested, please, find more here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1432182150388309/

or just contact me :)

Cheers, Katy

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7,000 meters?!

Bring the oxygen tank...
 

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Rather odd post. The OP has posted this on multiple message boards around the internet. I googled "Muzstagh-ata" to find out more about the mountain and the top 5 results are all about this trip.
If it is legit, it looks like fun (is there any time built in to acclimatize?)
 

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The more common transliteration appears to be "Muztagh Ata." Search on that an a lot of info comes up.
 

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Do you start floating away at that altitude? Will I need radiation protection? Do I need my spacesuit? :grin:
 

Genius-tutelaris

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Ok, I didn´t expect that skiing community would be in mountaineering too, so answer step by step.
 

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Rather odd post. The OP has posted this on multiple message boards around the internet. I googled "Muzstagh-ata" to find out more about the mountain and the top 5 results are all about this trip.
If it is legit, it looks like fun (is there any time built in to acclimatize?)

As I wrote in the post, I´m busy gathering a group of people for this expedition. So there´s nothing odd you can see it on other related forums.
It is legit, of course, and the trip will be done with assistance of local registered agencies: ITMC in Kyrgyzstan and Sil Road Expedition in Kashgar, China. I work with these agencies myself, as it has been several years I do Silk Road trips.
Sure there´s time to acclimatize. We stay in the base camp sometimes up to 8 days, doing treks to the upper camps and going down again. In the base camp there´re all the facilities for "comfortable living". If you would love to know details, I can send you more detailed itinerary and other info about the tour.
 

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7,000 meters?!

Bring the oxygen tank...

Not 7000 but 7546 :)
If you acclimatize correctly, you don´t need oxigen nor on the peak, neither on way to it. Even though it will be available for an emergency case.
 

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25,000 feet is just below the death zone.....sleeping is even tough.

Well... the most comfortable sleeping is downhill in your own bed, isn´t it? :)

To the subject: we do not sleep in the camp 3 which is 6800m, as it´s too cold and might be too windy there. We do a climb of more than 1200 m (from the camp 2 on 6300m) in one day, roughly 10 hrs walk up.
 

Genius-tutelaris

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Doesn´t seem similar to me. This company offers an ascent, as quite few companies do in Kashgar and abroad. And quite expensive one (that´s common for foreign companies). I work with local agencies, which headquarters are in Kashgar and Bishkek, and they charge less.
What we offer is a tour and it includes Kyrgyzstan. They offer just an ascent.
 

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Got it.Just looked over your Facebook page.You are one interesting woman traveling afar on many adventures.Many languages spoken and it seems a love of flying with the birds!Keep dreaming big!
 

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The odd thing is that I've spent a lot of time on message boards like this and have never seen a post like this looking for people to sign up for an expedition.

Well, each thing happens for the first time, right? Why I do it this way - this expedition is not a permanent product of some company. It´s just a single trip. Even though it´s not absolutely unique (there´re similar offers from local agencies), this itinerary was combined just for one group in August. I don´t think we gonna repeat it. Myself, I work in Kyrgyzstan on the Sil Road. My friend-uigur is a guide on Muztagh-ata. As there´s little time till August, I use different means to spread information around.
 

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Got it.Just looked over your Facebook page.You are one interesting woman traveling afar on many adventures.Many languages spoken and it seems a love of flying with the birds!Keep dreaming big!

Thank you for that, I really appreciate your opinion :) If you wanna join us, drop me a message :) Stay safe and wonderful adventures!
 

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Thank you for that, I really appreciate your opinion :) If you wanna join us, drop me a message :) Stay safe and wonderful adventures!
I can dream but in reality this adventure is beyond what my 50 something body is up for.Sometimes one must live some things through others eyes.I have just viewed a little through yours.Thanks for doing that.
 
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