/ British Muzkol Pamir Expedition, Tajikistan, 2013

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JdotP - on 05 Oct 2013
Myself and a friend are back from an excellent holiday in Tajikistan this summer, during which we climbed an (albeit minor) unclimbed peak at ~5,600m. We are currently in the process of revealing all in our blog! Hopefully there will also be UKC article soon :)

http://britishmuzkol2013.wordpress.com/
ice.solo - on 05 Oct 2013
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Lookin forward to it. Always keen on news from the area.
JdotP - on 06 Oct 2013
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> Lookin forward to it. Always keen on news from the area.

Yes, very underrated as a climbing destination!
davidbeynon - on 08 Oct 2013
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The settling tank idea was pretty cunning. How long does it take to completely clear?

It occurred to me that you might be able to get at clear water more quickly if you used a siphon tube rather than a bottom tap.
JdotP - on 13 Oct 2013
Depends how fussy you are! I would say it is pleasantly drinkable after half a day, and perfect once left overnight. I guess you could make more complex systems if you wanted to but there is a certain virtue to the simplicity of just having a water container with a bottom tap I think.
matthewtraver - on 15 Oct 2013
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Nice work. Whereabouts were you located in the Pamirs? I'm sure the info is in the blog but I'm curious and short on time! I was in the Pamirs a couple weeks ago in between Bash-Gumbez and Alichur staying for three weeks with a hunter/herder named Orozbek (maybe you saw his massive roadside yurt with the sign saying FISH and YURT STAY?). I've got some pictures of fresh peaks in the Bazar Dara area and south of Bash-Gumbez. If you're curious drop me a line. So many titalating peaks running along the Gunt River eh!?
JdotP - on 15 Oct 2013
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Yes it is, in earlier entries and the next entry :) We were in Muzkol range (funnily enough). If you go N on Pamir highway from Murgab then turn L just before lake Karakul. Then imagine you travel SW until you reach the Bartang valley. Muzkol lies between this line and the Pamir highway.

Yes, I was looking at those peaks as we drove up Gunt river this year. I am guessing they were mainly climbed during Soviet era what with being so accessible?

John
Franco Cookson on 16 Oct 2013
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Nice pictures, thanks for reporting. Looks a bit different to the UK...
JdotP - on 01 Nov 2013
atthedropofahat on 19 Nov 2013
Hi I'm looking to go to Pamir to climb some new peaks this summer. I was wondering what information you had on previous climbed peaks so we can pick our location. I've not really researched this kind of thing before and know no other way of getting this information.

Thanks
JdotP - on 21 Nov 2013
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I just tried to email you but couldn't, if you give me an address I can give you a long list of places to look for this kind of information....
atthedropofahat on 24 Nov 2013
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Ok try oliver.heyes@gmx.co.uk or lpb10140@strath.uni.ac.uk Thanks
JdotP - on 26 Nov 2013
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Done!

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