Kyrgyzstan’s rugged terrain has always attracted sports enthusiasts from around the world. Chains of mountains stretching across the country beckon mountain climbers looking to conquer summits widely known to international climbers as well as those less well explored. Expert mountaineers are drawn by the prospect of scaling Kyrgyzstan’s four peaks which over 7000 meters tall. For skiers, Kyrgyzstan offers 13 resorts, several of which can accommodate overnight stays. Mountain peaks are also the source of the raging rapids that entice fans of rafting and kayaking. The Chu River cuts through the Gorge Boom, the national arena for white water sports. Extreme athletes can experience whirlpools of churning water beneath overhanging cliffs, forcing even the most experienced rafters to be on constant alert.