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Asia, Commonwealth of Independent States (C.I.S.), Kyrgyzstan, West Kokshaal-Tau, Chonturasu Glacier Area, Various Ascents

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Chonturasu Glacier Area, Various Ascents. In September, Pat Littlejohn followed up his 1997 guided expedition to the Chonturasu Glacier at the eastern end of the West Kokshaal-Tau with a second International School of Mountaineering trip, this time to the valley immediately east of the Komarova and visited briefly by his 1997 expedition. In contrast to the previous year, the weather was quite poor, with much heavy snowfall. The party climbed four easy snow peaks within striking distance of Base Camp before deciding to cut short their activities in the region.

Lindsay Griffin, Alpine Climbing Group

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