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Alex Txikon and Jose Fernandez were up to their chests in the snow on the top.
courtesy Alex Txikon and Jose Fernandez, SOURCE
North West Face of Laila Peak taken from Hushpang.
Image by Paul Holding, SOURCE
Laila Peak summit and rock crux.
courtesy Jose Fernandes, SOURCE

Winter Pakistan: Txikon and Fernandez bag first Winter Laila Peak summit

Posted: Feb 19, 2013 02:02 pm EST

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(Newsdesk) Alex Txikon and Jose Fernandez reached the summit of Laila Peak on February 18th and therefore bagged the First Winter First Winter Ascent of this peak.They left Camp 2 at 5600 meters early yesterday morning on their second summit attempt and pushed against wind and snow for 10 hours. At 4 pm. local time, their GPS read 6100 meters, said the team, with the snow up to their chests. It was "very, very, very hard," reported the guys on Tixon's blog. It was a "wild day, extreme, harsh, endless, under very adverse...

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