In February, 2012, The North Face athletes Izzy Lynch, Leah Evans, and Mike Hopkins traveled to Kyrgyzstan to explore the Tien Shan Mountains and shoot the short film Jalpak Tash: A Kyrgyzstan Epic. Situated in post Soviet Central Asia, the crew set up basecamp in a yurt, ski-toured, bagged a few first descents, and discovered a part of the world they knew little about.

Check back tomorrow for an interview with Mike Hopkins, Leah Evans, and Izzy Lynch about their trip. Jalpak Tash: A Kyrgyzstan Epic will premiere online here on Wednesday.

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  • Whiskey

    I was in Kyrgyzstan last year on the way to war. When I saw those mountains all I wanted to do was tear down them with a snowboard. One day I shall return under diffrent circumstances and shred!

  • Daniel

    Great Country and great people! Definitelly everyone should visit this place!

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