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Just back from...Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan

After Natalie's recent recce trip to Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, she tells us all about her highlights.

Astana - A City of the Steppe

WF client, Peter Heywood, describes his visit to magnificently bizarre city of Astana , the capital of Kazakhstan.

Mette goes bar dodging in Kazakhstan!

Sat phone text 1355 GMT: After a late night at Karkara mountain camp, bar dodging (we'll have to wait for Mette to explain that one), got caught in mad hailstorm. Left this morning and entered Kyrgyzstan, had swim in crystal waters of lake Izzyk Kul and are now at Sogan Bai's house. Lovely to be bac…

Mette sets off on the Kyrgyz Kazakh Action Adventure

Almaty – the home of enormous apples’ – Celestial Mountains Action Adventure Begins. When you travel in countries with Turkic heritage, you soon learn that apples hold a special place in poetry, art, cuisine and music. Almaty – the former capital of Kazakhstan – derives from the Kazakh word for appl…

Mette checks in by Sat phone from the mountains of Kazakhstan

Message received this morning, 06:00hrs by Sat phone from North Inylchek Base Camp (4000m) near the Kazakh/Kyrgyz border: "Just got up to the Southern Glacier. Wow and more wow! The group are ecstatic, and I am totally high! We enjoyed 3 touchdowns in total during our amazing helicopter flight - wha…

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