Day 154. 88km. Jelondi – Alichur

Posted: October 4, 2015 in Cycling, Tajikistan
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The Pamir plateau is spectacularly beautiful. Two passes around 4200m and some awful road later, we passed the crest and saw the most amazing vista of rolling sandy plains with a beautiful deep blue lake, surrounded by high, towering peaks. Reece’s head was thumping, The altitude sickness may force him down tomorrow.

The Pamir plateau

The Pamir plateau

Reece had a splitting headache, and the road was unforgiving. A sandy, rocky ascent to 4271m, then after a sandy rocky descent, another bumpy ascent to 4200m. Very exhausting, but surrounded by the most beautiful landscape.

Province border

Province border

A steep climb

A steep climb

The Pamir plateau

The Pamir plateau

Reece on the Pamir plateau

Reece on the Pamir plateau

In Alichur Reece and I went to the doctor. He has some emergency tablets, and plans to descend tomorrow.

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