The Team

The success of a project like this expedition under difficult conditions of the wild and mostly unexplored mountains of eastern Wakhan Corridor totally depends on ourselves as a functional team. Thus, our team not only depends on individual skills, but on a functional mix of experienced members and their communication with each other, understanding and mutual trust,  working together like a clockwork and keeping up a high team spirit throughout any situation – elements that in our opinion are crucial in such  sport as mountaineering. We very much agree with  Shipton’s words which express that ‘the strongest mountaineering party is one in which each member has implicit confidence in all his companions, recognises their vital importance in the common effort and feels himself to have an equally indispensable part to play.’ Every team member that is introduced in the following chapter is experienced in her/his field which allows him/her to contribute to this expedition.