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Regional discussion and conditions reports for Asia. Please post partners requests and trip plans in the Asia Climbing Partners section.

Ridge map of Central Tien Shan

For several years I am drawig a map of a Central Tien-Shan including such regions as Terskey alatau, Borkoldoy range, Ak-Shirak and Kokshaal-Too.

I keep track of discovered summits and mountain passes. Also there are photos and the history of expeditions.

The map is here:

Also there is a map of Dzungarian Alatau:
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Video of the Huber Brothers Dream of Sending Latok 1

Alex and Thomas Huber's dream of sending Latok 1 in Pakistan video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCdaN7X2Jc0
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Amazing Sikkim Himalaya Amazing Sikkim Himalaya

We started planning our trip with no clue where to trek, but we wanted to trek in the Himalayas and less touristy. We bumped into Sikkim region which drawn our attention immediately because of the fact it is still not very popular.

If you want to do high altitude trekking in Sikkim Himalaya then it is must that you have to go through a local trekking company. The trek was accompanied by local staffs and ...
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Son Dong Cave VietNam

Son Doong Cave is in the heart of the Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park in the Quang Binh province of Central Vietnam. i heard that is biggest cave. Has anyone explored Son Dong Cave in VietNam?
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Mountain Peak Identification Required, Northern India?

Returning from Bangkok for our family summer holiday, we flew over Northern India and took this picture of a mountain peak through the window. In my ignorance I thought I could just ask cabin staff,...... who had no idea which mountain it was. It would usually not matter, but we happened to use this particular photo to finish our photobook of the whole trip and would really like to find which mountain it is. I'm ...
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Mt. Fuji in the winter

Has anyone climbed Mt. Fuji in the winter? Any recommendations?
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Fuel Situation in Nepal

I've just been informed that my flight from Guangzhou to Kathmandu for next week has been canceled. All flights on China Southern Airlines have been canceled through the end of next week due to fuel shortages. My travel agent cannot find any other available flights. Does anybody in Nepal know what the situation there is? Has anybody heard from other international airlines that are canceling flights? What about fuel for autos in country? Any information ...
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Climbing Mera Peak Nepal

I'm new to the forums and am looking to climb Mera peak possibly this November. I've posted some information in the asia climbing partners section but am also looking for some general climbing info on Mera.

Most climbs I do are solo and without a guide- I usually meet up with people at base camp and either split a guide or trek out on my own, with the enjoyment of meeting different people in different ...
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DO I GO? CAN I DO IT? Himalayas/Nepal/Island Peak

Hello all,

I'm fairly new to this scene, and I've fallen head over heels with climbing/trekking and just want to make sure I'm not overreaching before I book this next trip to Nepal.

Here's a little background on me:

My friends and I started out innocently enough, with not-so-challenging weekend hikes in Snoqualmie, Washington (outside Seattle) found through friends' recommendations. Once a week, we would continually up the ante, pushing a little farther from sea ...
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Iran Climbing in November


I would like to visit Iran in November (7 days in country). The weather isn't great around then, so I'm fairly flexible in the peaks/routes/activities involving mountaineering, canyoneering, or climbing and some time for cultural/exploring.

As an American, I will need a guide (I haven't clarified if they need to be registered in Iran) and a set itinerary prior to obtaining a visa. Does anybody have any recommendations on who I might contact for ...
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