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NZAC Member among the Piolet d’Or 2020 Winners

Another great achievement for NZAC Member, Graham Zimmerman, and his team who have been awarded one of the 2020 Piolet d’Or awards for the first ascent of Link Sar (7,041 meters) in the Central Pakistani Karakoram via its 3,400-meter Southeast Face. Piolets d’Or Awards 2020 Press Release: LINK SAR (7,041M) > MARK RICHEY-STEVE SWENSON-CHRIS WRIGHT-GRAHAM ZIMMERMAN (USA)

This expedition was a 2019 recipient of the NZAC Expedition Fund; $800 grant towards the first ascent of Link Sar (7041m), Kondus Valley, Karakorum Mountains, Pakistan: Graham Zimmerman (with USA-based team Chris Wright, Steve Swenson, Mark Richey). More details of the NZAC Expedition fund here.

Graham Zimmerman and team succeeded in their ascent of Link Sar, Pakistan. Full report: AMERICAN TEAM MAKES FIRST ASCENT OF LINK SAR IN KARAKORAM

Watch the NZAC Virtual Club night from May 2020 where Graham Zimmerman Talks Climbing in New Zealand, Link Sar and Answers Your Questions!

Posted: 11/08/20

Posted By: Ashlee