Ice climbing in
Kyrgyzstan

February 5-11 2024
About the program
  • The program is good for beginners

  • Location - Barskoon, Kyrgyzstan

  • Cost - 750 $ per person. Cost includes our work, accommodation and meals, all transfers.
Barskoon Gorge is located on the southern coast of Lake Issyk-Kul in Kyrgyzstan.
The gorge is famous for its waterfalls. The most famous are “Tears of a Leopard”, “Beard of an Aksakal”, “Chalice of Manas” and others. In winter they freeze, forming ice cascades from simple to difficult ones with ice “curtains” and columns.

The program will be interesting for people with any ice-climbing level.

We will start with simple routes, climb with a top rope, learn how to work with crampons and ice tools, set ice screws, make Abalakov's threads (V-thread/A-thread) for abseiling. Then we'll move on to something more complex.
  • Programm / Schedule
    Day 1:
    • Transfer from Almaty or Bishkek to Tamga. Accomodation
    • Fitting equipment

    Day 2-3:
    • Intro to ice climbing / climbing days. Start with simple routes, climb with a top rope, learn how to work with crampons and ice tools, set ice screws, make Abalakov's threads (V-thread/A-thread) for abseiling.

    Day 4:
    • Rest day

    Day 5-6:
    • Climbing days. Level up (move to more complex cascades of waterfalls)

    Day 7:
    • Departure
  • Equipment
    • Ice tools
    • Lanyard for ice tools
    • Crampons
    • Harness
    • Lanyard
    • 3 carabiners
    • Belay device
    • Helmet
    • Backpack
    • Headlamp

    • Boots compatible with automatic ice crampons
    • Clothing appropriate to the season
    • Membrane jacket and pants
    • Warm jacket for belay
    • Gloves for climbing, gloves for belay
  • Terms of participation
    • Dates of the course: February 5-11
    • Group size: 3-5 people
    • Cost: - $850 per person
    • To participate in the course, prepayment ($250) is required. The rest of the payment is made before the start of the course.
    • The cost includes our work, transfer from Bishkek and back, accommodation and meals in Tamga, all special general equipment.
    • The cost does not include personal equipment, accommodation in Bishkek, snacks, insurance.
    • Participants are advised to carry sufficient medical transportation insurance (for active recreation).