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Asia, Pakistan, K7 Reconnaissance

K7 Reconnaissance. Bob Barton and I made a reconnaissance of K7 (22,750 feet) during the first three weeks of September. We found that K7 would be difficult from the Chogolisa Glacier and could best be attempted from the Kondus side. By climbing a 19,700-foot peak on the left side of the glacier, we were able to see that K7 has two summits, the steeper and more westerly of the two appearing to be the higher.

The right branch of the Chogolisa Glacier offers excellent unclimbed peaks around 21,000 feet and there are many fine peaks in the area with opportunities for small groups.

Jonathan D. Prosser, England