Reviews - What do customers think about Kyrgyzstan: A Climber's Map & Guide?
useful map, the best so far on the market Feb 18, 2008
It is the only good quality map available for English reading audience. Pros: 1) Covers well extremely remote country, 2) Provides a lot of details, 3) Written and prepared by a person who knows his business. Con: 1) Quality of the paper should be better, 2) Needs some more polishing.
excellent map, extremely poor paper Feb 12, 2008
This map is a great overview of three of the more notable climbing areas in Kyrgyzstan, one of the most beautiful of the central asian 'stans', where great opportunities abound for trekking, climbing, and 'eco tourism'. The maps are beautifully done topographical relief maps, with some short but useful descriptive text about the areas. Unfortunately the paper quality is extremely poor, in fact the creases have already begun tearing after only unfolding the map a couple times. This dreadfully poor paper quality makes the map virtually useless for all but the most gentle armchair exploring, I'm going to have to tape the map back together in less than a week of just looking at it on my desk. So the map gets one star for my review, I should have hoped 'Alpine Map Guild' would have put much more quality into their printing, such a flimsy map is just an insult.