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Depart Dublin in the evening and arrive in Moscow in the early morning. Overnight flight.

Enjoy a free day to explore Moscow at your leisure. In the evening we take an overnight flight and arrive in Osh in the early morning. Most of the day is free to relax or explore Osh. Later in the day we will have an expedition briefing. Overnight hotel.

After breakfast we drive to Achik-Tash base camp. In the afternoon we will go for a short hike around base camp

 

We start the process of acclimatisation and stretch the legs along the trail towards Camp 1. It takes about three hours to reach the pass and 90 minutes to return to Base Camp.

Today we return to the Puteshestvennikov Pass and continue onwards to Camp 1. At Camp 1 there are fixed tents, a mess tent, three hot meals a day, a generator for charging cameras, a shower of sorts and limitless tea and coffee. 5 stars compared to camps 2 and 3!!

Spend the day resting.

Today we take an acclimatisation hike up Yukhin Peak located close to Camp 1.

After breakfast we will ascend the Lenin Glacier to 4600m. During the day those with less experience will learn how to move on snow and ice effectively as we experience being roped up and cross some of the smaller crevasses on the route. We return to camp 1 for lunch.

The route is heavily glaciated and avalanche-prone so special care is needed when selecting what time to start the ascent. We cross deep crevasses, snow bridges and in some conditions ladders and fixed rope are needed. It's a very tough but rewarding day.

After yesterday's long day we have a shorter yet tough day today. Although we are on snow there is usually no need to rope up as the route is not glaciated. In Camp 3 we drop some gear, take some photos and then descend back to Camp

In the morning we descend the Lenin Glacier to camp 1.

Rest day for acclimatisation and preparation.

Rest day for acclimatisation and preparation.

Rest day for acclimatisation and preparation.

Trek from Camp 1 to Camp 2.

Summit day on Peak Lenin is an extremely long and tough day. Generally the summit ridge is very wide and undulating. There are several false summits before we reach Peak Lenin itself which is marked with a statue of the former leader and other memorials. It typically takes 10 hours to reach the summit and 5 hours to return to Camp 3. One needs strong physical and mental toughness to summit Peak Lenin.

Summit day on Peak Lenin is an extremely long and tough day. Generally the summit ridge is very wide and undulating. There are several false summits before we reach Peak Lenin itself which is marked with a statue of the former leader and other memorials. It typically takes 10 hours to reach the summit and 5 hours to return to Camp 3. One needs strong physical and mental toughness to summit Peak Lenin.

Spare day to account for bad weather, further acclimatisation and rest.

Spare day to account for bad weather, further acclimatisation and rest.

Spare day to account for bad weather, further acclimatisation and rest.

Spare day to account for bad weather, further acclimatisation and rest.

We drive back to Osh and check into the hotel. In the evening we go for a celebration meal in the city and then enjoy our first night in a bed in weeks! Overnight hotel.

We depart Osh on an early morning flight to Moscow. In the evening we board our second flight and arrive back in Dublin on the same day. Expedition ends.

7 Spaces AVALABLE

Peak Lenin Climb

August 6th - August 28th, 2023

Peak Lenin with Damians Options

Earth's Edge Program

€5,779

Adventure & Supported By Damian Program

€7,479

Adventure & Prepared By Damian Program

€13,979

PEAK LENIN EXPEDITION; WHAT’S INCLUDED

Your fees include the following;

Damian is proud to be collaborating with Ireland’s premier adventure travel provider Earth’s Edge in this expedition.

Earth’s Edge are the only company in the world who send an International guide and doctor on expeditions while keeping group sizes sustainably small. Sending an international guide and doctor on all our Peak Lenin expeditions allows Earth’s Edge to deliver an unrivalled level of safety and service for each and every one of their clients. Having smaller group sizes allows us to minimise their environmental impact and foster a stronger team dynamic.

Established in 2007, Earth’s Edge is a small business based in Dublin, Ireland. They offer high altitude trekking, mountaineering, and their signature tri-adventure expeditions in some of the most stunning locations in the world. They are the only company in the world who send an international guide and doctor on all expeditions while keeping group sizes sustainably small. Sending an international guide and doctor allows us to deliver an unrivalled level of safety. Having smaller group sizes brings a lot of advantages, including better guide to client ratios, reduced environmental impact and stronger team dynamics. 
 
As a travel company, Earth’s Edge always held the responsibility to the planet and its communities to such a high regard. It has solidified its commitment as a business to being a force for good in January 2021 when it became a certified B Corporation
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