Catalan Team Repeats 1982 Route on Saraghrar

Ten days ago, the Spanish foursome of Marc Toralles, Bru Busom, Guillem Sancho, and Oriol Baro started their summit push to the 7,300m northwest summit of Saraghrar. They climbed via its southwest buttress, known as the Catalan route.

According to Toralles, Baro and Sancho turned around during the six-day, 2,000m ascent, but Toralles and Busom continued. They summited alpine style on Saraghrar’s Northwest II summit (7,200m).

They didn’t fully complete the southwest buttress route because they didn’t reach the primary northwest summit at 7,300m. However, they did manage the first repetition of the 1982 Catalan route.

Saraghrar is the fourth-highest peak in Pakistan’s Hindu Kush.

Kris Annapurna

KrisAnnapurna is a writer with ExplorersWeb.

Kris has been writing about history and tales in alpinism, news, mountaineering, and news updates in the Himalaya, Karakoram, etc., for the past year with ExplorersWeb. Prior to that, Kris worked as a real estate agent, interpreter, and translator in criminal law. Now based in Madrid, Spain, she was born and raised in Hungary.