Since then, most of its ridges and faces have been climbed - all by Soviet teams. The ridge rises from the West Col, requires some straightforward scrambling for the most part, and has steep, rocky steps interspersed with snow patches. The mountain is the center of a small knot around which the Tian Shan's highest peaks are clustered.? Posted by Lindsay Griffin on 13/10/2010. Khan Tengri from the south. Philippe and Yannick climbed the Progrebietsky route on the South Face and West ridge of Khan Tengri. Khan Tengri is the second highest peak of the Tian Shan, and until 1946 was believed to be the highest. Khan Tengri is one of a bunch of mountains that often get called “one of the most beautiful mountains in the world.” I think those statements are pretty silly, since beauty is so extremely subjective, but I do personally think that Khan Tengri is a particularly beautiful mountain. We offer a classical route - from the south, gaining the Western Col from the Southern Inylchek glacier.
Since then 21 routes on four aspects of the mountain have been explored, but possibilities for new routes has not yet been exhausted. The West Ridge for Khan Tengri climbing is a classic route that presents a reasonable objective for competent mountaineers. Khan Tengri Hotel features a restaurant, bar, a shared lounge and garden in Naryn. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, a shared kitchen and free WiFi. Andrej Magajne. Khan Tengri was first climbed by Ukrainian alpinist M. Pogrebetskiy in 1931, from the south side which is now known as Classic Route. Khan Tengri was first climbed by a Soviet expedition in 1931, via the West Col and West Ridge. Route description: The West Ridge of Khan Tengri is a classic route that presents a reasonable objective for competent mountaineers. This 3-star hotel offers room service and an ATM. The ridge rises from the West Col, which is very enjoyable, straightforward ‘scrambling’ for the most part, with steep rocky steps linked with snow patches. Confusion on Khan Tengri. Khan Tengri is a huge icy pyramid, located just south of the point where Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and China's borders meet. This summer the veteran Russian mountaineer, Gleb Sokolov, climbed a logical and beautiful route on the South West Face of Khan Tengri (6,995m), one of … The route is rated AD+ or Russian 5a.