The Lakes of Vens looked impossibly beautiful. High in the mountains at 2400 metres the three blue-green pools lie in a hanging valley surrounded by sensationally jagged ridges, overlooked by a small Club Alpine Francais refuge. We spent most of the afternoon failing to take good enough pictures, and were… Continue reading

Kyrgyzstan Part 1

Adventures in the Terskey Ala-Too, Kyrgyzstan Part 1 – getting there, logistics & acclimatisation   John & Claire took a bit longer to get there than the rest of us… Having set out from York in mid-March, driving their trusty ex Glasgow Police Mercedes Sprinter (now converted into a campervan… Continue reading