Project 5 Peaks


The Challenge

Project 5 Peaks is a multi-year adventure. The challenge is to climb Central Asia's five highest mountains. All these mountains lie within Kirgistan and Tajikistan and are all higher than 7.000m.

Back in 1956 this was the ultimate test for the USSR elite mountaineers. In 1961 Evgeny Ivanov (RUS) became the first to climb all five and finish the prestigious 'Snow Leopard Challenge'. Up until now there has never been a Dutch team to complete the challenge. 

The five peaks

Three out of the five Snow Leopard peaks are located within the Pamir Mountains, between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. The other two are a part of the Tien-Shan mountain range and are found in Kyrgyzystan, near the border of China. 



2019 Peak Communism & Peak Korzhenevskaya

In the summer of 2019 the same team as on Khan Tengri will make an attempt to scale both Peak Communism (7.495m) and Peak Korzhenevskaya (7.105m). In Tadzjikistan the team will travel via Dushanbe and by bus to Dzjirigtal. From here a helicopter will take them to basecamp. From there the expedition will start.

More details about the expedition will follow shortly.

Team 2019

2017 Peak Pobeda & Khan Tengri expedition

In the summer of 2017, the team of Gijs, Martin and Allert summitted Khan Tengri (7.010m) via the normal route via the south side. Due to sickness, Martin had to leave the expedition. Gijs and Allert stayed longer and made an unsuccessful attempt of Peak Pobeda (7.439m), which has to date not seen a Dutch ascent. Both mountains are located on the border between China and Kyrgyzstan.

Read more about the expedition in our several blogs!

Team 2017

2016 Peak Lenin expedition

On the 25th of July 2016 three out of four of the expedition members summitted Peak Lenin (7.134m). 

The expedition lasted about three weeks. The team climbed the north face, via the normal route. The 2016 expedition was unsupported and conducted in alpine style.

Read more about the expedition in our several blogs!

Team 2016