In August 2012 a team of eight students and recent graduates of the University of Cambridge took part in an expedition to the Kyrgyz Ridge of the Tien Shan range in Kyrgyzstan with the intention of attempting peaks in the area with no recorded ascents. We believe no other climbers had attempted these objectives because the peaks were not high or technical enough to entice the top international teams to deal with the remote conditions. We had our eyes on up to ten 4000m to 4500m peaks; in the end we attempted eleven different routes on nine mountains, with we managing successful first ascents on six of those peaks and in total nine of the routes attempted being completed successfully. We are proud to have gained support from a range of organisations, all of whom we are indebted to.

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