Karakorum

a maze of vertical rock, ice and snow, with an obvious mixed spur rising up.

Japanese Summit Karun Koh; Plus: Alpine Style on Manaslu’s West Face

Far from the crowds of guided climbers, some teams...
reflection of K2 in a pond, flanked by silhouetted mountains

K2 Fees Up for the First Time in 20 Years, and It’s a Good Idea

For the first time in 20 years, Pakistan has...
Kazuya Hiraide kneels atop snowy Rakaopshi

Kazuya Hiraide Returns to Karun Koh with Kenro Nakajima

Kazuya Hiraide and Kenro Nakajima are leaving shortly for...
Grace Tseng, without O2 but surrounded by her Sherpa team on O2, joins the lines on the upper sections of K2.

Conflict, Garbage, Controversy: Lessons From K2

The industrialization of high-altitude climbing that happened on Everest...
Silhouetted climber against the Gasherbrums

Gasherbrum III: Failure is Part of the Game

Marek Holecek and Radoslav Groh had to turn back...
Great Trango Tower against a deep blue sky

Great Trango Tower: The 1992 Grand Voyage Route

There is little shelter on the huge faces of...
Sanu Sherpa in a barber's chair

Karakoram Season Ends; Mingma G Gambles on Nanga Parbat

Last month, Sanu Sherpa became the first person to...
Holecek and Groh are showing the d¡signs of altitude and exhaustion in a selfie shot in the bivouac tent on Masherbrum's west face.

It’s Over on Masherbrum; Climbers Going Down

Marek Holecek and Radoslav Groh have admitted that they...
Naila Kiani of pakistan poses in the gasherbrums BC, with GII at her back.

An Epic Descent: Two Ailing No-O2 Climbers Helped Down Gasherbrum 1

They wanted the summit badly, they had no supplementary...
Holecek and Groh's red bivouac tent hangs from an ice cliff.

Masherbrum: Decision Time

Deep, loose snow has forced Marek Holecek and Radoslav...

Pakistanis Summit Gasherbrum I

This morning, all six members of the Pakistani team,...
Portrait of smiling Kashif in K2 Base Camp

Gasherbrum I: Six Pakistanis, Including 20-Year-Old Sheroze Kashif, Going For the Summit Tonight

Nepali guides Pasdawa Sherpa, Dawa Ongchu, Nima Gyalzen, and...
Tomas Petrecek takes a selfie half body out of a tiny bivouaq tent, during the acclimatization phase before attempting Masherbrum.

Masherbrum Update: One Retreats

It was not the difficulty of the mountain but...
Two climbers stand out in black against the all-white glacier on approach to Masherbrum.

The Madman’s Ball: Alpine-Style Push on Masherbrum

This might be the last good weather window in...

Beyond Oxygen: What it Means to Have A Sherpa At Your Side

Yes, there is a clear distinction between climbing an...
L/R: Pakistan's climbers Imtiaz Sadpara, Sajid sadpara and Shehroze Kashif

Far From Empty: Who’s Still Climbing in the Karakoram?

Over 150 climbers summited K2 recently, but now most...
Spire with route line marked

New Route On Uli Biaho Spire

A dream come true, says Francesco Ratti about the...

Flooding, Erosion Damage Route Back to Skardu

Floods have damaged several roads in Pakistan and hindering...

First Ascents of the North and East Faces of K7 Central

Notching first ascents on the North and East Faces...
spiy Masherbrum in yellow light

Czechs Acclimatize for Masherbrum Epic; Plus More Karakorum News

The Czech team of Tomas Petrecek, Marek Holecek, and...

Denis Urubko Summits K2 Alone, Closes in on Record

Denis Urubko summited K2 (8,611m) this morning at 7:30...

Record Time on K2; Plus, Harila and Nims Neck and Neck

This morning has seen new summits on K2, Broad...
The spire of Trango Tower

Zangerl and Larcher Also Free Climb Trango Route; Plus: Romanian Survives

Two days after Edu Marin made just the second...

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