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ESTONIAN MUZTAGH-ATA - 2009 EXPEDITION

In July - September we served two expeditions to Muztagh-Ata, one of them - the Estonian Muztagh-Ata - 2009 Expedition - was organized by Mr. Ullar Pold. The expedition included three climbers from Estonia - Mr. Ullar Pold (expedition leader), Mrs. Tiina Tamm and Mrs. Juta Vaks. Also, Mr. Matthijs Heeremans from Holland and two climbers from Slovakia - Mr. Tomas Rigoci and Mr. Juraj Rebro - joined the expedition.

The expedition worked in Xinjiang from July 18 till August 11. After acclimatization and installation of Camp 1 and Camp 2 the team tried to climb Muztagh-Ata. On August 3 Mr. Tomas Rigoci and Mr. Juraj Rebro and on August 4 Mr. Ullar Pold and Mrs. Tiina Tamm successfully summited Muztagh-Ata. Mrs. Tiina Tamm became the first Estonian woman who climbed the mountain over 7500 m.
Tiina Tamm and Ullar Pold
Tiina Tamm and Ullar Pold
Muztagh-Ata, 7546 m from Subashi
Muztagh-Ata, 7546 m from Subashi
trekking to Base Camp
trekking to Base Camp
Juta Vaks and Tiina Tamm at Base Camp
Juta Vaks and Tiina Tamm at Base Camp
on the way from Base Camp to Camp 1
on the way from Base Camp to Camp 1
at Camp 1 on 5200 m
at Camp 1 on 5200 m
Camp 1
Camp 1
crevasses between Camp 1 and Camp 2
crevasses between Camp 1 and Camp 2
coming down after acclimatization
coming down after acclimatization
Tomas Rigoci and Juraj Rebro
Tomas Rigoci and Juraj Rebro
Tiina Tamm on the summit of Muztagh-Ata
Tiina Tamm on the summit of Muztagh-Ata
Tiina and Ullar on the summit
Tiina and Ullar on the summit
market in Kashgar
market in Kashgar
Abakh Hoja Tomb in Kashgar
Abakh Hoja Tomb in Kashgar
in Kashgar
in Kashgar
photos: Ullar Pold

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