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Trip Report: K6 Pakistani Karakoram 2015

Image: Changi Tower (the route followed the left hand skyline) and Scott Bennett climbing mixed terrain on route.

Scott Bennett, Steve Swenson and Graham Zimmerman spent the summer of 2015 on a fruitful and very enjoyable expedition to the Pakistan Karakoram. They spent the months of July and August in the Nangmah Valley and during a season marked by poor conditions and bad weather in much of the range, were fortunate to open two beautiful and technical routes.

One of these first ascents was of Changi Tower a remote and technical 6500m rock tower and the other was the FA of the SW buttress of K6 West (7040m). The latter was a route which was chosen after the intended objective (the central pillar of the south face below K6 central) was deemed too dangerous to warrant an attempt. To read the full expedition report go to Expedition Report.

Posted: 24/09/15

Posted By: Narina Sutherland