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GERMAN KOSKULAK PEAK - 2011 EXPEDITION

The German Koskulak Peak - 2011 Expedition was organized by Mr. Bernhard Kern with a help of Ersh Travels and included 4 German climbers: Mr. Bernhard Kern (expedition leader), Mr. Daniel Axenfeld, Mr. Rayk Hoffmann and Mr. Jochen Muller. All expedition members successfully summited Koskulak Peak (7028 m); Mr. Jochen Muller summited the peak twice. Before and after the ascents of Koskulak Peak they spent several days in Kyrgyzstan and had a rest on the shore of Issyk-Kul Lake.

Here are some details about their ascents.
August 4: Arrival at Base Camp (~ 4500 m).
August 5: Transporting material to Camp 1 (~ 5200 m) and coming back to Base Camp.
August 6: Transporting material to Camp 1 and coming back to Base Camp.
August 7: Ascent to Camp 1 and first night at Camp 1.
August 8: Coming back to Base Camp.
August 9: Ascent to Camp 1 after lunch at Base Camp.
August 10: Transporting material and one tent to Camp 2 (~ 5940 m), about 4 hours and skiing down to Camp 1, about 20 minutes.
August 11: Coming back to Base Camp.
August 12: Ascent to Camp 1 after lunch at Base Camp.
August 13: Ascent to Camp 2. Rayk Hoffmann didn't feel good and came back to Base Camp.
August 14: Bernhard Kern, Daniel Axenfeld and Jochen Muller started the climb from Camp 2 at 9:30 (Beijing time) and reached the summit of Koskulak Peak 6 hours later. Then they had a ski descent from the summit to Camp 1 and arrived there at 17:45.
August 15: Rest at Base Camp.
August 16: Bernhard and Daniel visited the Kalaxong Glacier. Jochen Muller and Rayk Hoffmann reached Camp 1.
August 17: Bernhard and Daniel visited Muztagh-Ata Base Camp. Jochen Muller and Rayk Hoffmann reached Camp 2.
August 18: Bernhard went up to Camp 1 to take down material and Daniel - to Camp 2. Jochen Muller and Rayk Hoffmann after 6-hour climb reached the summit of Koskulak Peak and three hours later they were at Base Camp.
August 19: Rest at Base Camp.
August 20: Coming back to Kashgar.
on the way to Kyrgyzstan-China border
on the way to Kyrgyzstan-China border
Base Camp on 4500 m under Koskulak Peak
Base Camp on 4500 m under Koskulak Peak
between Base Camp and Camp 1
between Base Camp and Camp 1
Camp 1 on 5200 m
Camp 1 on 5200 m
Camp 2 on 5940 m (in the left corner) and the North-West Ridge of Koskulak Peak
Camp 2 on 5940 m (in the left corner) and the North-West Ridge of Koskulak Peak
ascent to Camp 2
ascent to Camp 2
ski descent to Camp 1
ski descent to Camp 1
Daniel Axenfeld and Jochen Muller on the summit of Koskulak Peak, 7028 m
Daniel Axenfeld and Jochen Muller on the summit of Koskulak Peak, 7028 m
Jochen Muller, Daniel Axenfeld, Bernhard Kern and Rayk Hoffmann in Kashgar after their success on Koskulak
Jochen Muller, Daniel Axenfeld, Bernhard Kern and Rayk Hoffmann in Kashgar after their success on Koskulak
photos from Bernhard Kern team

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