This program is ideal for those who have a desire to ascent the summit of a seventhousander, but don’t have enough time for this. Due to the use of oxygen during the ascent, the duration of the program is shortened and it becomes possible to reach the summit in 2 weeks. Also, this program is good as a training before climbing 8000s with oxygen.
The most important reason for using oxygen in climbing is to ensure normally function to the body on the altitude. This is especially important when the ascent is made without preliminary acclimatization. We have all heard about cerebral edema and pulmonary edema, both diseases develop from a lack of oxygen. In 1953, when Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay first reached the summit of Everest, they ascended with the latest oxygen systems at that time. The success of their ascent made the use of oxygen almost mandatory among high-altitude climbers.
Lenin Peak is one of the most popular peaks among beginner climbers-athletes, and those who want to try their hand at high-altitude mountaineering. Another plus is the fact that you can reach the Base Camp under Lenin Peak by car, and in Osh there is an international airport, so you can fly directly.
The classic ascent route does not have steep rock and ice sections. A successful ascent requires a responsible approach to the organization of the expedition. To take part, you need an appropriate level of fitness, basic climbing skills, prior altitude experience and, of course, the desire to reach the top! And the use of oxygen will help to fulfill the dream in a shorter time, to make the ascent safer and more comfortable.