Somewhere from 16.00 it became quite difficult to go, and I stomped on foot for an hour and a half. Refusing the kind invitation of the shepherd to spend the night in the yurt, because I had no strength to communicate, I went to the height of 2700 and set up camp. The clouds were already wrapping up the gorge, and the temperature, according to the feeling and the frozen bars, was approaching 0 °. After having a snack, I quickly wrapped myself up and dozed off, then woke up at 3 in the morning, went out to look at the cleared sky, cooked some food and already fell asleep soundly until morning.
The next day at 9.00 I started in a cold, but not too wet cloud fog. There were 14 km and 1100 m of climb to the pass. I thought I wouldn't be able to pedal anymore, but food and sleep did their job. A couple of photos at the legendary «Buhanka».
I climbed up and believed that the clouds should disperse, and so, at about 11 o'clock, nature rewarded me by opening Alpine views. Then I drove back into the cloud and for the last two hours, mostly walked. It was really hard kilometers, at some point got the front flat tyre , but a small side cut, fortunately, was sealed with sealant after a couple of inflations.
Black stones in the fog of the last 200 meters is a very harsh and inhospitable sight for a person of dense green forests and deep rivers) But it's all worth it. At 13.10 I finished the ascent and an incredible view of the valley of the Eastern Karakol River was waiting for me from the back of the pass.