Gora Alagordy Climbing Notes
Please submit any useful information about climbing Gora Alagordy that may be useful to other climbers. Consider things such as access and accommodation at the base of Gora Alagordy, as well as the logistics of climbing to the summit.
March 17, 2012
Allistair Neil from Kazakhstan
Take A350 north from Almaty, Kazakhstan to Sarkand. Enquire as to conditions at Hotel Sarkand. Permit needed. Location 60 kms to the south. Taxi to Amanbok, 5000 tng., 30 kms, camping. Continue up the valley by foot 30 kms. Base camp at 3000m by river. Peak to ESE. Aspect is west. First approach is gentle for 3kms, then rises to 150% to 200%. There are two ridges presenting the immediate face, the right ridge is better for sunshine but soft slab avalanche warning! Rope not really necessary, no belaying needed. This is a day trip but take dex with you just to be safe.
All in all a pleasant climb. Nice views over China.