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A short cut & a Gold mine

September 2nd 2014
For run back to Bishkek, had spotted a short cut to Izzyk Kol over mountains, was this a good idea? Started bit late at 1pm for 150km jolly, nice to start with, but 4 river crossing (wet socks) and topped out on glacial moraine heap at 3800m, generally another good day. Stopped in another version of Butlins by Issyk kul, a nice salty swim in morning. Owner told me about the bigg ... read more
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Kyrgyzstani Flag A Central Asian country of incredible natural beauty and proud nomadic traditions, Kyrgyzstan was annexed by Russia in 1864; it achieved independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. Nation-wide demonstrations in the spring of 2005 resulted in the oust... ... read more
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