The Anatoli Boukreev Memorial Fund

To The Tien Shan (applicants from all countries are welcome)

What participating on an exchange to the Tien Shan  involves:

This side of our cross-cultural exchange scholarship provides funding and arrangements to join mountaineers from Kazakhstan in the Tien Shan mountains.  It involves serious high-altitude mountaineering up to 7000 meters on the mountains surrounding and including Khan Tengri  (7000 meters) in the South Inylchek Glacier region. It could typically involve preparing a base camp at approximately 4000 meters, then setting 2-3 higher camps during acclimatization before attempting summits.  The total time on the glacier of approximately 2-3 weeks is supplemented by some time visiting the countryside surrounding the Kazakh capital of Almaty and going to and from the Tien Shan by bus and helicopter. This trip requires familiarity with techniques of glacier travel and most aspects of technical mountaineering.

Application questions:

Please provide brief responses to the following. Attach an additional page if necessary.

1. From a climber's perspective, describe your interest in cross-cultural experiences:

2. Describe your climbing experience, including high-altitude mountaineering, technical ice, and rock climbing:

3. How do you think the Tien Shan program will further your high-altitude climbing goals?:

4.  How important is the financial assistance of an Anatoli Boukreev Memorial Fund to assist you in attaining these goals:

5. How do you work within a team?:

6. How would you expect to pass on what you learn during the exchange?:

7. Describe your current training routine and acclimatization strategy:

8. Describe your mountain medicine and rescue skills:

9: If you have an interest in further climbing or traveling in the Tien Shan mountains with your own resources after the program, please describe what you would like to do:

Please email your responses to the above questions along with your contact information to info@boukreev.org or fax them to 1-800-743-1974

From The Tien Shan (Russian/Kazakh language versions under construction)

What participating on an exchange from the Tien Shan  involves:

This side of our cross-cultural exchange scholarship provides funding and arrangements to join mountaineers from the U.S. in the mountains of the lower 48 United States or Alaska, or perhaps other ranges.  It may involve serious high-altitude Arctic mountaineering up to 6000 meters on Denali or lower-altitude technical alpinism, depending on the participant's interests. We encourage Tien Shan climbers to take advantage of the opportunity to pursue smaller, more independent or technical mountaineering goals which are more common and available in the U.S. in the company of U.S or other visiting climbers, or meeting climbers from other countries in mountain ranges.

Application questions:

Please provide brief responses to the following. Attach an additional page if necessary.

1. From a climber's perspective, describe your interest in cross-cultural experiences:

2. What mountaineering/climbing activities do you propose to do as a participant in this exchange?:

3. Describe your climbing experience, including high-altitude mountaineering, technical ice, and rock climbing:

4. How do you think the U.S. program will further your overall mountaineering goals?:

5. How do you work within a team?:

6. How would you expect to pass on what you learn during the exchange?:

7. Describe your current training routine and acclimatization strategy (if it is relevant to the proposal):

8. Describe your mountain medicine and rescue skills:

9: If you have an interest in further climbing or traveling in the mountains of the U.S. with your own resources after the program, please describe what you would like to do:

Please email your responses to the above questions along with your contact information to info@boukreev.org or fax them to 1-800-743-1974

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