Peak 19th Party Conference
|Range/Region:||Central Asia Ranges|
|Difficulty:||Basic Snow/Ice Climb|
|Best months for climbing:||Jun, Jul, Aug|
|Year first climbed:||1930|
|First successful climber(s):||Vitaly Abalakow|
|Nearest major airport:||Osh|
Thanks to Jo Heersink for adding this peak.
Peak 19th Party Conference is prominently visible from Peak Lenins upper base camp at Onion field, and it is easy to reach the foot of the climb from here by way of the undifficult inner Lenin glacier. The Abalakow route, following the esthetically beautifull S-shaped ridge of the same name is technically not very demanding, but long. The North face route however is another "pair of shoes": Technically very demanding and highly dangerous. It has been climbed only a few times, and it was here that in 1974 American climber John Gary Ulling died in an avalanche, his three teammates just getting away with their lives. Abalakow route is a good climb if one has some time left after a Peak Lenin ascent, as an acclimatisation climb it is however not advisable as it takes to long and consumes to much energy.
Thanks to Jo Heersink for this description.