I’m away in Kyrgyzstan 16 March to 6 April 2022, joining two friends in exploring the Terskey Ala-Too, a mountain range in the Tian Shan mountains. It stretches south and southeast of Lake Issyk-Kul, with the highest peak being Pic Karakol (5,216 m).

Where we go exactly depends on the snow conditions that we find on our arrival.