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Peak Lenin

Kyrgyzstan, Asia, 7134m

Duration

23 Days

Dates

August, 2023

Peak Lenin

Kyrgyzstan, Asia, 7134m

Duration

23 Days

Dates

August, 2023

Peak Lenin

Kyrgyzstan, Asia, 7134m

Duration

23 Days

Dates

August, 2023

OVERVIEW

Peak Lenin (7,134m) is located in the Pamir Range on the border of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. It is the third highest peak in the former Soviet Union and the second highest peak in Kyrgyzstan after Peak Pobeda (7,439,). Peak Lenin, Peak Pobeda, Ismoli Somoni (7,495m), Korzhenevsky (7,105m) and Khan Tengri (7,010m) are the five 7000m peaks located in the former USSR. To summit all five awarded one the title of ‘Snow Leopard’, the highest award for climbing in the former Soviet Union.

Although Peak Lenin is often referred to as the world’s easiest 7,000m peak and is technically no harder than Elbrus or Mont Blanc, it is far from easy. The complexities of proper acclimatisation, high winds, extreme cold and a long summit day make Peak Lenin a formidable challenge. The 23-day itinerary allows for good acclimatisation and has the flexibility to accommodate bad weather, maximising your chances of reaching the summit.

Peak Lenin is easily accessible from Osh with base camp (3,600m) being only a half day’s drive away. The entire route is stunningly beautiful and each day offers something different. Base camp is located on a beautiful flower filled alpine meadow and is the perfect location to prepare for the upper mountain. The heavily glaciated section between camps one and two is very interesting as the group cross numerous crevasses and are roped up for the entire route. The upper mountain offers amazing views of surrounding landscape and those to the south into Tajikistan are particularly impressive. If we finish the expedition on schedule the group will have time for shopping and relaxing in the warm air of Osh, Kyrgyzstan’s second largest city often referred to as the capital of the south.

OVERVIEW

Peak Lenin (7,134m) is located in the Pamir Range on the border of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. It is the third highest peak in the former Soviet Union and the second highest peak in Kyrgyzstan after Peak Pobeda (7,439,). Peak Lenin, Peak Pobeda, Ismoli Somoni (7,495m), Korzhenevsky (7,105m) and Khan Tengri (7,010m) are the five 7000m peaks located in the former USSR. To summit all five awarded one the title of ‘Snow Leopard’, the highest award for climbing in the former Soviet Union.

Although Peak Lenin is often referred to as the world’s easiest 7,000m peak and is technically no harder than Elbrus or Mont Blanc, it is far from easy. The complexities of proper acclimatisation, high winds, extreme cold and a long summit day make Peak Lenin a formidable challenge. The 23-day itinerary allows for good acclimatisation and has the flexibility to accommodate bad weather, maximising your chances of reaching the summit.

Peak Lenin is easily accessible from Osh with base camp (3,600m) being only a half day’s drive away. The entire route is stunningly beautiful and each day offers something different. Base camp is located on a beautiful flower filled alpine meadow and is the perfect location to prepare for the upper mountain. The heavily glaciated section between camps one and two is very interesting as the group cross numerous crevasses and are roped up for the entire route. The upper mountain offers amazing views of surrounding landscape and those to the south into Tajikistan are particularly impressive. If we finish the expedition on schedule the group will have time for shopping and relaxing in the warm air of Osh, Kyrgyzstan’s second largest city often referred to as the capital of the south.

OVERVIEW

Peak Lenin (7,134m) is located in the Pamir Range on the border of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. It is the third highest peak in the former Soviet Union and the second highest peak in Kyrgyzstan after Peak Pobeda (7,439,). Peak Lenin, Peak Pobeda, Ismoli Somoni (7,495m), Korzhenevsky (7,105m) and Khan Tengri (7,010m) are the five 7000m peaks located in the former USSR. To summit all five awarded one the title of ‘Snow Leopard’, the highest award for climbing in the former Soviet Union.

Although Peak Lenin is often referred to as the world’s easiest 7,000m peak and is technically no harder than Elbrus or Mont Blanc, it is far from easy. The complexities of proper acclimatisation, high winds, extreme cold and a long summit day make Peak Lenin a formidable challenge. The 23-day itinerary allows for good acclimatisation and has the flexibility to accommodate bad weather, maximising your chances of reaching the summit.

Peak Lenin is easily accessible from Osh with base camp (3,600m) being only a half day’s drive away. The entire route is stunningly beautiful and each day offers something different. Base camp is located on a beautiful flower filled alpine meadow and is the perfect location to prepare for the upper mountain. The heavily glaciated section between camps one and two is very interesting as the group cross numerous crevasses and are roped up for the entire route. The upper mountain offers amazing views of surrounding landscape and those to the south into Tajikistan are particularly impressive. If we finish the expedition on schedule the group will have time for shopping and relaxing in the warm air of Osh, Kyrgyzstan’s second largest city often referred to as the capital of the south.

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

3 Ways to Climb Peak Lenin with Damian

The Success is in the Preparation

Damian's Masterclass Program

3 Ways to Climb Peak Lenin with Damian

The Success is in the Preparation

Damian's Masterclass Program

Earth's Edge Program

A collaboration between Ireland’s leading adventure travel provider, Earth’s Edge & Damian

HIGHLIGHTS:

Damian Browne - Climb alongside Damian; a unique opportunity to learn from one of the world’s foremost extreme adventure athletes
Peak Lenin - Known as ‘the easiest’ 7000m peak on the planet, Peak Lenin is an accessible and proven training ground for those with 8000m aspirations.
Snow Leopard - Bag your first summit (or not!) of the celebrated ‘Snow Leopard Award’ for climbing the 5 peaks above 7000m in the former USSR
Pamir Mountains - Experience climbing in one of the world’s most undiscovered mountain ranges.
Kyrgyzstan - From alpine forest, snow capped peaks and stunning high altitude lakes to friendly locals, delicious shashlik and its rich culture; Kyrgyzstan is a hidden gem to be discovered.
Training Day & Weekend - Damian will be hosting 2 pre-departure training events; one day in Connemara and a weekend in Wicklow.
Charity - “Use your suffering to ease others” Raise funds for a charity close to your heart or join Damian in raising funds for MADRA; for whom he is a proud patron.

Supported by Damian Program

Program length – 9 Months This program holds everything from the ‘Earth’s Edge
Program’ plus –

HIGHLIGHTS:

1 to 1 Consult Call - An initial 90 min Zoom call with Damian where he'll consult you on all components of your physical, mental & technical preparation for Peak Lenin.
Online Courses - Get full access to Damian’s revolutionary mental toughness method - The Athlete’s Mental Preparation Method.
The Athlete’s Mental Preparation Method - includes; The Body First Method, The 4 Controllables Method, Visualisation Training and more.
Webinar Series - Every month, Damian will present a webinar on one component of preparation for a successful summit.
Expert Guidance - Damian will invite his trusted advisors in nutrition, sleep, mobility, breathing & more to share their knowledge with the group.
Direct Support - You will have access to direct support from Damian through Telegram.
Damian’s Preparation - Damian will share his personal training program for Peak Lenin; a fantastic learning opportunity in how to blend peak performance training and extreme adventure prep into one program - Nobody does it better.
Invitation - An invite to training 1on1 with Damian at his IronMind Method base in the build up to Peak Lenin.

Prepared by Damian Program

Program length – 9 Months
This program holds everything from the Earth’s Edge & Supported by Damian programs, plus –

HIGHLIGHTS:

Physical Training Program - A bespoke, individualised, 9 month training program design and periodised based on your personal profile, training history and life priorities.
Deep Practice Framework - The key piece to Damian’s ability to move between such a varying span of athletic pursuits and incredibly, be successful in them all.
DP Framework Integration, Guidance & Coaching - Over a 90 min call (post 1 on 1 consult call) you will be guided through the 7 steps of Damian’s original and brilliant Deep Practice Framework, setting yourself up to get the maximum results from your bespoke training program.
Monthly 1 to 1 Video Call - A Zoom call each 4 ‘training weeks’ to review and analyse the previous program and preview the next 4 week program.
Mental Prep Mentorship - Damian will oversee your mental preparation for Peak Lenin through direct integration, guidance and coaching of his Body First Philosophy & 4 Controllables Method into your bespoke physical training program.
1 to 1 Training - 2 private training sessions with Damian within your 9 month Peak Lenin training program.
IronMind Experience - Prepare for Peak Lenin through real experience. IronMind Crucibles are long duration, extreme mental & physical challenges where Damian will coach you his powerful mental strategies, tools and processes to control your mind in the chaos of the battle.

Earth's Edge Program

A collaboration between Ireland’s leading adventure travel provider, Earth’s Edge & Damian

HIGHLIGHTS:

Damian Browne - Climb alongside Damian; a unique opportunity to learn from one of the world’s foremost extreme adventure athletes
Peak Lenin - Known as ‘the easiest’ 7000m peak on the planet, Peak Lenin is an accessible and proven training ground for those with 8000m aspirations.
Snow Leopard - Bag your first summit (or not!) of the celebrated ‘Snow Leopard Award’ for climbing the 5 peaks above 7000m in the former USSR
Pamir Mountains - Experience climbing in one of the world’s most undiscovered mountain ranges.
Kyrgyzstan - From alpine forest, snow capped peaks and stunning high altitude lakes to friendly locals, delicious shashlik and its rich culture; Kyrgyzstan is a hidden gem to be discovered.
Training Day & Weekend - Damian will be hosting 2 pre-departure training events; one day in Connemara and a weekend in Wicklow.
Charity - “Use your suffering to ease others” Raise funds for a charity close to your heart or join Damian in raising funds for MADRA; for whom he is a proud patron.

Supported by Damian Program

Program length – 9 Months
This program holds everything from the ‘Earth’s Edge Program’
plus –

HIGHLIGHTS:

1 to 1 Consult Call - An initial 90 min Zoom call with Damian where he'll consult you on all components of your physical, mental & technical preparation for Peak Lenin.
Online Courses - Get full access to Damian’s revolutionary mental toughness method - The Athlete’s Mental Preparation Method.
The Athlete’s Mental Preparation Method - includes; The Body First Method, The 4 Controllables Method, Visualisation Training and more.
Webinar Series - Every month, Damian will present a webinar on one component of preparation for a successful summit.
Expert Guidance - Damian will invite his trusted advisors in nutrition, sleep, mobility, breathing & more to share their knowledge with the group.
Direct Support - You will have access to direct support from Damian through Telegram.
Damian’s Preparation - Damian will share his personal training program for Peak Lenin; a fantastic learning opportunity in how to blend peak performance training and extreme adventure prep into one program - Nobody does it better.
Invitation - An invite to training 1on1 with Damian at his IronMind Method base in the build up to Peak Lenin.

Damian's Masterclass Program

Prepared by Damian Program

Program length – 9 Months
This program holds everything from the Earth’s Edge & Supported by Damian programs, plus –

HIGHLIGHTS:

Physical Training Program - A bespoke, individualised, 9 month training program design and periodised based on your personal profile, training history and life priorities.
Deep Practice Framework - The key piece to Damian’s ability to move between such a varying span of athletic pursuits and incredibly, be successful in them all.
DP Framework Integration, Guidance & Coaching - Over a 90 min call (post 1 on 1 consult call) you will be guided through the 7 steps of Damian’s original and brilliant Deep Practice Framework, setting yourself up to get the maximum results from your bespoke training program.
Monthly 1 to 1 Video Call - A Zoom call each 4 ‘training weeks’ to review and analyse the previous program and preview the next 4 week program.
Mental Prep Mentorship - Damian will oversee your mental preparation for Peak Lenin through direct integration, guidance and coaching of his Body First Philosophy & 4 Controllables Method into your bespoke physical training program.
1 to 1 Training - 2 private training sessions with Damian within your 9 month Peak Lenin training program.
IronMind Experience - Prepare for Peak Lenin through real experience. IronMind Crucibles are long duration, extreme mental & physical challenges where Damian will coach you his powerful mental strategies, tools and processes to control your mind in the chaos of the battle.

Who is Damian Browne?

Damian Browne is an extreme adventurer, peak performance
athlete and coach from Galway, Ireland. 
During a 16-year career as a professional rugby player, Damian donned
the colours of some of rugby’s European elite, including Northampton Saints & Leinster; where he won club rugby’s biggest prize, The Heineken Cup. 
Since retirement from professional rugby, Damian has become one of the World’s foremost extreme adventurers; undertaking some of the most demanding physical and mental challenges on the planet, including the 257km Sahara Desert ultra marathon, The Marathon des Sables, rowed solo and unsupported, 5000km across the Atlantic Ocean and has currently climbed 5 of the 7 Summits, a renowned mountaineering feat.

Damian’s drive to explore his physical & mental limits is not exclusive to ultra endurance events and he is a multi-time Irish indoor rowing champion, holding all-time, all-category records for the 500m and 1000m distance. For 25 years Damian has pursued his human potential, relentlessly pushing his body & mind to their perceived limits; forging himself & his character in what he deems “a crucible life”. Want to join him and create a rich chapter in your story?

Who is Damian Browne?

Damian Browne is an extreme adventurer,
peak performance athlete and coach
from Galway, Ireland. During a 16-year
career as a professional rugby player,
Damian donned the colours of some of
rugby’s European elite, including
Northampton Saints & Leinster; where he won club rugby’s biggest prize, The Heineken Cup.
Since retirement from professional rugby, Damian has become one of the World’s foremost extreme adventurers; undertaking some of the most demanding physical and mental challenges on the planet, including the 257km Sahara Desert ultra marathon, The Marathon des Sables, rowed solo and unsupported, 5000km across the Atlantic Ocean and has currently climbed 5 of the 7 Summits, a renowned mountaineering feat.

Damian’s drive to explore his physical & mental limits is not exclusive to ultra endurance events and he is a multi-time Irish indoor rowing champion, holding all-time, all-category records for the 500m and 1000m distance. For 25 years Damian has pursued his human potential, relentlessly pushing his body & mind to their perceived limits; forging himself & his character in what he deems “a crucible life”. Want to join him and create a rich chapter in your story?

FAQs

Earth’s Edge are an Irish adventure travel company, established in 2007. Damian’s Peak Lenin expedition is a collaboration between Earth’s Edge and Damian Browne Expeditions Ltd. Earth’s Edge will provide complete logistics around the expedition. To find out more, click here

 Earth’s Edge engage Irish or UK based expedition leaders for all their expeditions. All Earth’s Edge leaders are highly experienced and skilled in expedition leadership. Earth’s Edge also sends an expedition doctor on all expeditions to look after all your medical needs. Local English-speaking guides will work with Damian’s Peak Lenin expedition leaders to run the expedition. Earth’s Edge local guides are highly experienced and very familiar with the expedition route, local history, cultures and customs of the region. 

Damian is the figurehead for this Peak Lenin expedition, creating a unique opportunity to climb, learn and achieve something extraordinary alongside one of the World’s foremost extreme adventure athletes. 

There will be a maximum of 12 in the group, including Damian himself. 

A detailed list will be emailed to you by Earth’s Edge upon signing up for the expedition?

Yes. You can book your place on the expedition directly with Earth’s Edge here If you are interested in working with Damian in preparation for this Peak Lenin expedition you can apply here.

Damian proposes two programs to work with him in preparation for his Peak Lenin expedition; ‘Supported by Damian’ & ‘Prepared by Damian’. You can apply for a place in either program here. You can discover more about both programs here.

 9 months. Starting 5th of November, 2022. 

You will find the full details of both programs here

FAQs

Earth’s Edge are an Irish adventure travel company, established in 2007. Damian’s Peak Lenin expedition is a collaboration between Earth’s Edge and Damian Browne Expeditions Ltd. Earth’s Edge will provide complete logistics around the expedition. To find out more, click here

 Earth’s Edge engage Irish or UK based expedition leaders for all their expeditions. All Earth’s Edge leaders are highly experienced and skilled in expedition leadership. Earth’s Edge also sends an expedition doctor on all expeditions to look after all your medical needs. Local English-speaking guides will work with Damian’s Peak Lenin expedition leaders to run the expedition. Earth’s Edge local guides are highly experienced and very familiar with the expedition route, local history, cultures and customs of the region. 

Damian is the figurehead for this Peak Lenin expedition, creating a unique opportunity to climb, learn and achieve something extraordinary alongside one of the World’s foremost extreme adventure athletes. 

There will be a maximum of 12 in the group, including Damian himself. 

A detailed list will be emailed to you by Earth’s Edge upon signing up for the expedition?

Yes. You can book your place on the expedition directly with Earth’s Edge here If you are interested in working with Damian in preparation for this Peak Lenin expedition you can apply here.

Damian proposes two programs to work with him in preparation for his Peak Lenin expedition; ‘Supported by Damian’ & ‘Prepared by Damian’. You can apply for a place in either program here. You can discover more about both programs here.

 9 months. Starting 5th of November, 2022. 

You will find the full details of both programs here

Currency

EUR

€5,779

USD

$6,350

GBP

£4,995