Spanish Pair Returns to Latok II

Marc Subirana and Miquel Mas from Spain are going back to 7,108m Latok II in the Panmah Muztagh subrange of Pakistan’s central Karakoram.

They want to finish the new route that they attempted last summer but only managed to climb half of it. The pair is already in Skardu and will start their approach soon.

Last year, the climbers spent 43 days absolutely alone in what they called one of the wildest and most inhospitable places of the Karakoram. Their route is a 1,000m unclimbed big wall leading to a virgin, 6,400m sub-peak of Latok II. “Climbing a mountain without any information or references is something very authentic and different,” they said last year.

Latok II was the first of the four dramatic Latok peaks to be climbed. You can find more about its climbing history here.

Photo from the attempt of Subirana and Mas of the last summer.

Last summer’s attempt on Latok II. Photo: Miquel Mas

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.