A word of caution about nice watches.
My Boss had a very nice Breitling ,worth somewhere in the region of my annual take home pay.
He went out in Manchester on a saturday night wearing said watch.
He no longer owns a nice Breitling.
Currently toying with the idea of Lenin Peak or Tein Shan with a mate who’s just back from there. I doubt that a 7000m+ peak in the former Soviet Union would ever be anything other than an adventure.
Tell me more? We’ve climbed extensively in the alps over the last 20 yrs, but never further afield. My pal suggested an ‘expedition’ type holiday next time (ie a bit more remote and less organised than Western Euro mountains). Don’t know where to start, has to be reasonably cheap to access.