The Altai

Exploration in Southern Siberia, 9th-28th August 2012

Greg takes care on the descent down the S ridge.

Un-named 3706m Peak - F+

Date: 15st August 2012
Climbers: G. Annandale, C. Conlon
Status: First British ascent

Route Description

The basecamp, ascend the NW ridge (easy scambling) to the summit at 3706m. Descent is down the S ridge (harder scrambling with more loose rock) until a suitable point to cut down to the ridge can be found to return to the valley.

Dramatic scrambling on the approach towards the summit.

Route Details

This was just a short acclimatisation route for Greg and Clay. The second half of the ridge is definitely harder than the first, although on the ascent stick close to the ridge line to avoid the worst of the scree.