Mongolia – Tavan Bogd

Tavan Bogd, Khuiten Peak – 14,350 ft
Eric and Matthew Gilbertson

July 14, 2016

Day 1: flight to Ulaanbaatar
Day 2: flight to Khovd, van to Olgii
Day 3: drive to army station camp
Day 4: hike to base camp
Day 5: summit, return to army camp
Day 6: drive back to Olgii
Day 7: Packraft the Khovd river
Day 8: Packraft the Khovd river, jeep ride back to khovd
Day 9: flight to Ulaanbaatar
Day 10: flight out

Starting in 2016 the Mongolian government requires all climbers ascending Tavan Bogd Khuiten Peak to be accompanied by a licensed Mongolian guide. We went with Nurbek and Sunkhar and highly recommend them. They can be contacted through their website (climbtavanbogd.wordpress.com)

No roads necessary in western Mongolia

No roads necessary in western Mongolia

Our trusty soviet-era van

Our trusty soviet-era van

A tricky river crossing

A tricky river crossing

Camping at the end of the 2wd road

Camping at the end of the 2wd road

Nearing base camp

Nearing base camp

Hiking on the glacier before dawn

Hiking on the glacier before dawn

Matthew ascending the glacier

Matthew ascending the glacier

On the summit: Matthew, Nurka, Eric

On the summit: Matthew, Nurka, Eric

On the summit

On the summit

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