The Hindu Kush was positively swarming with climbers in the 1970's, with 23 expeditions in 1977 from Poland alone!! However, since the summer of love, very few Afghan peaks have been sighted, let alone attempted. Most alpine climbing is carried out in the Wakhan region of Afghanistan in the far north east of the country. Recently, there have been many expeditions to this region, including groups scaling Nowshak, at 7400m the highest peak in Afghanistan, as well as making first ascents on smaller non-technical peaks under 6000m. Climbing is also possible in the Bamian region in the Koh e Baba ('Old Man' mountain) range..