Updated: Success on K6 Ends Fall Season in Pakistan

This week, climbers squeezed in the season’s last moves on Pakistan peaks, with mixed results.

Jeff and Priti Wright summited K6 yesterday, despite deep snow and bitter cold for at least three days. They first climbed K6 West (7,040m), according to Montagna Magica,  then continued to the top of K6 central peak (7,100m). They decided not to try for the main summit (7,282m) because of the continuing deep snow and cold, so they descended to BC. Although they didn’t succeed in their ambitious goal of climbing the entire K6 ridge, they reached the highest summit in Pakistan this year.

Meanwhile, luck was not on the side of Kuwaiti Yousef Al Nassar, who launched a bold, solo attempt on Toshe Ri I and II, (6,424 and 6335m respectively), near Nanga Parbat’s Rupal side. Harsh wind and low temperatures forced him back. Lacking time for a second attempt before winter set in, he chose to call off his attempt.

Unless news arrives of further climbing done under the radar, Pakistan mountains will remain quiet until action returns in December, with Seven Summit Treks’ (still unconfirmed) attempt on winter K2.