Rather easy 3 day climb. Camp 1 (5300m.), Camp 2 (6300m.) and summit. Back to BC on summitday.
Normal route with Adventure peaks expedition. Summited with four others in great weather. Interesting but easy climb with fixed ropes (of goodish condition) in some sections but perfectly climbable without. Hidden crevasses between camp 1 and 2, also dangerous rockfall between camp 1 and 1 1/2 and scary crossing of glacier snout just before camp 1. Bring a helmet and a rope for the party unless you like "Russian style". Food in basecamp kitchen is full of E. Coli. Pretty much the whole base camp had food poisoning and many were flown out without climbing anything
Beautiful day, excellent views. Clouded a little going to the summit, but Peak Somoni across popped out from the clouds.
Summit with member of our Dutch Pamir 2010 team
Normal route with Sergey Penzov as mountain guide.
Summit from C3 - 6350 m in 6 hour.
From 6800 m we were in a snowy storm.
It was my first 7000!
Summit push from 6100m. Perfect morning and cloudy afternoon as usual.
Don't be surprised to meet a lot of people without sufficient climbing skills. Although some may claim that it is one of the easiest 7000er, accidents might and do happen on this mountain. Beware of falling stones and slippery ice-fields (especially at the end of the season) when approaching camp at 5800m as well as heading for 6100m. There should be fixed ropes installed in more complicated sections, but don’t rely on them too much (ropes might be quite old).
Overall it is an exceptionally beautiful peak and the normal route is indeed very attractive. You will climb rock and snow (including some steeper sections) and enjoy amazing panoramas over the Pamirs (especially high up on exposed summit ridge). Furthermore climbers do not have to acclimatize on the mountain itself, but can choose relatively easy nearby peaks (Peak Vorobjova and Peak Chetyreh (Peak of Four)) instead.
Clear moning and cloudy afternoon. Climbed the top with a clients 10 hours the round trip from 6100. Think it is the easiest of all the 7000ers for the former USSR
Summit with SPer Avner from Isreal/Toronto on Juli 29th. Skied from summit, and most of the summit ridge to below 6300m.