Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Skiing in KGZ

Hiking for turns in the Tien Shan near Karakol
These are some ski photos taken in the winter of 2013 during our trip to Kyrgyzstan.

Afternoon light in the Babesh Ata

Cold day @ Jalpak Tash

Ptor Spricenieks' snowy beard above the 40Tribes yurt


Showing the colors near Arslanbob

Monday, December 16, 2013

Picture Tells 1,000 Words

This was harder to get than you would imagine! Probably the first of many hoops to jump through.

Saturday, December 7, 2013


Traffic waits for avalanche control work to be done on the pass.
Our friend Lachin touring the Arslanbob backcountry.

     These are a few of my favorite photos from our trip to Kyrgyzstan during the winter of 2013. Thanks for checking them out!
Young girl at the Karakol Market
Arslanbob kids checking out our gear.
Cowboy rides at the market.

Abdullahjan's grand daughter gives a Mona Lisa smile.

Let's get started!

     Let's get started off right! Deb and I spent a month in Kyrgyzstan during the winter of 2013. We roughly split our time between a stay at the 40Tribes yurt in the Tien Shan mountains East of Issy-Kul, and the town of Arslanbob (Central Kyrgyzstan, near Jalalabad). We had such a good time, that we somehow figured out a way to travel to the other side of the planet for the winter of 2014.
A group of gentlemen near the center of the town of Arslanbob.
     We will be based out of Arslanbob to start things out, arriving around January 20, 2014. Much thanks to our friend Hayat Tarikov for helping us get set up in Arslanbob with a "home-stay" hosted by Abdullahjan, Ulmashad and their awesome family.
Abdullajan and kids on the front porch.
Our Main Man-Hayat in the Arslanbob backcountry.

     Here is a link to a short movie from our trip last year: In the KGZ Click and enjoy with the volume turned up and full screen for full effect!