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Harvard Mountaineering Club Borkoldoy Expedition 2005

Success! The Harvard Mountaineering Club celebrated its 80th Anniversary by undertaking an exploratory expedition to Kyrgyzstan. During most of the month of August, the team made nine first ascents of unnamed and unclimbed mountains in the Borkoldoy Range. This was the first American expedition to the region, and the results have been reported to the American Alpine Club and Kyrgyz Alpine Club.

Riding the GAZ 66 from Karasai - Bjarne Moon Holmes

Reports

We posted updates to this website via satellite phone during the trip. You can read them on our updates page. We appreciate the comments made by our readers, family, and friends during the expedition and would like to thank everyone involved for your moral support! Selected photos are below. A technical climbing report is available, as well. Corey Rennell has since produced an award-winning documentary film of the expedition, available at his website: coreyrennell.com.
Our valley from the northeast - Bjarne Moon Holmes


Stuck Truck - Bjarne Moon Holmes


Vtaly and Na-il Save Us - Bjarne Moon Holmes


Our Sheep - Laura Fox


Fleeting Freedom - Laura Fox


Chilling in Base Camp - Laura Fox


In the Mess Tent - Bjarne Moon Holmes


Advanced Base Camp - Bjarne Moon Holmes


Relaxing at ABC - Bjarne Moon Holmes


Dave Performs Field Surgery - Laura Fox


Peak of Theoretical Physics - Bjarne Moon Holmes


Peak Harvard - Bjarne Moon Holmes


The Harvard Circus - Bjarne Moon Holmes


Meta-documentation on Peak Adventure - Bjarne Moon Holmes



Peak Adventure - Bjarne Moon Holmes


George and Laura on Peak Omingmak - Bjarne Moon Holmes


Bjarne and Adilet Get Psyched for the Psychology Peaks - Kelly Faughnan


The Team - Laura Fox


Ice Cream and Beer - Laura Fox


Tossor Yurt Camp - Corey Rennell