The peaks of Central Asia in the former Soviet States are probably among the least explored on that continent. At the turn of the Millenium an adventurous excursion from Taschkent took a number of students towards the Pamir mountains in Kyrgyzstan.
Although summiting the snowcapped peaks like Pik Lenin (7,134 m) and then still Pik Communism (Ismoil Somoni, 7,495 m) was not the objective, the stunning vistas from the road and hiking trip as well as the silk road in Usbekistan took our breath away and will probably inspire us all for another trip to these remote gems of mountaineering.
The slide show will follow the route from Tashkent through the Fergana Valley to Osh in Kyrgystan and to the Abramov Glacier in the Alay Range and then return to Uzbekistan discovering the historic cities of Samarqand and Buchara along the Silk Road.
The outside caterer who provided us with finger licking-good food last supper night will be back at it, hoping that at least 30 hungry people turn up! So come hungry, without remorse of not having prepared anything, and excited. We will offer you a choice of:
  • Pork Ribs
  • Shredded Chicken with cashews (Sweet & Sour Sauce)
  • Stir fried Veg with cashews (Sweet & Sour Sauce)
  • Mixed Veg in Garlic Sauce
  • Veg Noodles
  • Plain Rice
  • Fried Rice
  • Sweet melon in sesame sauce
at the bargain price of K.Shs 500/-  (650/- for non-members)
For any info, contact Johannes Dietz