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Asia, Kyrgyzstan, Tien Shan, Borkoldoy Khrebet, Pik Alexander, Father's Peak, and Pik Ibex Ascents

Borkoldoy Khrebet, Pik Alexander, Father’s Peak, and Pik Ibex ascents. A British team comprising Sharon Abbott, Wayne Gladwin, Mike Rosser and Stephen Saddler were the first climbers to visit the southwestern sector of the Borkoldoy range. This is an extensive group of low altitude peaks to the north of the Kokshaal-too. The more substantial peaks of the northeast had previously been explored in 1994 by a British expedition. In 2002 the mountains more or less north of Kizil Asker were approached from the same six-wheel-drive track used to reach the western end of the Kokshaal-too, a relatively short walk required to reach a suitable base camp in a north-facing cwm. The peaks of this cwm gave pleasant rocky scrambles with a bit of snow on the north flanks. The south faces were completely bare. Illness dogged the expedition but Pik Alexander (4,655m), Father’s Peak (4,850m), and Pik Ibex (4,655m) were climbed.

Lindsay Griffin, High Mountain INFO