Pakistan

Yashkuk Sar I.

Climbing History of the Peaks of the 2024 Cutting Edge Grants. Part 2: Yashkuk Sar

Every spring for over a century, the American Alpine...
pakistani man with arms crossed in jacket

Weekend Warm-Up: Cash, Contempt, and Controversy on K2

"A game of life and death.” “Something that will live...
Spantik as seen from the south

‘Traces’ Found of Two Japanese Climbers Missing on Spantik

Ryuseki Hiraoka and Atsushi Taguchi of Japan have been...
The three pakistani climbers sitting in an indoor place.

Pakistani Climbers Strive to Finish 14×8,000’ers

Although it's home to five 8,000'ers, Pakistan does not...
Tirich Mir, the highest peak of the Hindu Kush range.

Free Permits for Tirich Mir in 2024-25

Overlooking the town of Chitral in Pakistan, Tirich Mir's...
a mountaineer overlooks a cloudy precipice

Weekend Warm-Up: Changabang: Return to the Shining Mountain

New Zealand alpinist Daniel Joll leads off Changabang with...
Close shot of txikon in dim light, with Ama Dablam rising behind him under a mauve sky.

Winter Preview: Txikon to Annapurna, Urubko Trains For Mystery Goal

Three weeks before the beginning of the winter climbing...
Kei Narita, Yudai Suzuki and Yuu Nishida on the summit of 6,400m Ghamubar Zom V.

Japanese Trio Make First Ascent of 6,400m Ghamubar Zom V

On their second try, Yudai Suzuki, Kei Narita, and...
Sharphu VI

Japanese Teams Attempting Unclimbed 6,000’ers

Piolet d'Or winner Yasuhiro Hanatani is leading a Japanese...
The view from Charles Dubouloz's tent up on K7.

K7: Dubouloz and Livingstone Reflect on a Difficult Climb

This past summer, we covered Jeff and Priti Wright's...
Bru Busom, left, and Marc Toralles on the Northwest II summit of Saraghrar.

Catalan Team Repeats 1982 Route on Saraghrar

Ten days ago, the Spanish foursome of Marc Toralles,...
the climbers pose in tshirts and sunglasses on a wide fluvial valley with mountains in background.

Ogre I Team Goes for the East Pillar

Italians Matteo della Bordella and Francois Cazzanelli, French Silvan...
The Saraghrar group, showing the southwest pillar, which a 1982 Catalan party climbed to the summit ridge.

Saraghrar Team Start Summit Push

Bad weather has kept Marc Toralles, Bru Busom, Guillem...
Latok II.

Spanish Pair Returns to Latok II

Marc Subirana and Miquel Mas from Spain are going...
A climber looks to snowy peaks from a flat snow ridge.

Muchu Chhish: Czech-Norwegian ‘Race’ Will End Up as an All-Czech Show

This year, two teams showed up to attempt the...
top down view of a hemeted climber on a rocky peak

Climbers Touch Thajiwas Summit for First Time in 78 Years, But Urgent Rescue Ensues

The last time anyone stood atop Jammu and Kashmir’s...
snowy view of Spantik

Muchu Chhish: A Ski Descent and a Close Call

After acclimatizing on Spantik, the Czech team is ready...
The impressive Ogre massif, its rocky spires rising from the heavily crevassed glacier.

Why Do Alpine-Style Teams Prefer Pakistan to Nepal?

This past spring, all expeditions on 8,000'ers followed the...
The massif of Saraghrar.

Spanish Team Head To 7,338m Saraghrar In Hindu Kush

It is turning into an interesting season in Pakistan...
Kazuya Hiraide (left) and Kenro Nakajima.

Hiraide and Nakajima Head To Tirich Mir’s Unexplored North Face

Powerhouse duo Kazuya Hiraide and Kenro Nakajima of Japan...
Trango towers.

Pakistan: Summit Push on Trango II; K2 Season Approaching

Eneko Pou, Iker Pou, and Fay Manners don't give...
Great Trango Tower, June 2023

Pakistan: Pou Brothers on Great Trango, Urubko to Gasherbrum

A short roundup of alpine action in Pakistan, including...
Eneko Pou, Iker Pou, and Fay Manners after opening "The Pretty, The Bad, and The Ugly.

Waiting for Great Trango: A Second Short Route Opened

Eneko and Iker Pou, Fay Manners, and Andres Marin...

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