Aurélien Ducroz continues his exploration of Central Asia. With his friends Romain Grojean and Eric Gachet, the double freeride ski world champion has left to explore the mountains of Kyrgyzstan
A huge storm on March 2-3 brought a lot of snow all over the east Issik-Kul area. Here is the small update on the local areas:
There was also a couple small snowfalls during the past 7 days. The weather is already a spring-like and more and more slopes are becoming avalanche-dangerous.
Karakol ski resort avalanche fatality
There was an avalanche fatality at Karakol ski resort a few days ago. A family of 2 adults and 9 y.o. kid went off-piste and triggered avalanche. Whole group got caught by avalanche and while 2 adults ended on the surface the kid got buried. Not much information available but seems like no any avalanche beacons or safety gear were used. The kid didn’t make it.
Hooray! SportExpert/K2 shop is now official BCA representative in Kyrgyzstan. You can easily refill bca/mammut canister here. Check out this map to locate the shop. Call K2 shop at +996 312 931 551.
Last year the 40tribes yurt site had some nice guests like a great photographer Dan Milner (the Deep movie), a great traveler Tristan Kennedy and numerous pro-rides. It’s been a while, but here is a great article by Tristan describing Kyrgyzstan backcountry experience!