In a radical departure for Rockfax, we have decided to tackle a major new book to the wonderful climbing found in the remote Republic of Altai. Read on to discover how you can download a fantastic free sample topi.
In reply to UKC Gear:
Fly across the world, drive circa 12 hours on the motorway, take a 4 hour 4x4 drive, 10km walk in. Climb three routes which I wouldn't bother doing if they were at my local roadside?
For anyone wondering, we actually did go there and climb those routes last summer. Fortunately, that wasn't the only reason we went given the fact they are as unimpressive as they look and the approach really is that long!
We'd gone to the Altai to go mountaineering, but we spotted a bit of fairly solid rock a few minutes from our basecamp so went and had a little climb on a rest day. One of the team put the Rockfax-style topo together as a bit of a joke when we got back, but the guys at Rockfax thought he'd done a good enough job to pass it off as a real sample page.
If anyone's interested, what we got up to for the rest of the few weeks is up on our website: www.thealtai.co.uk