American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Pakistan, Tirich Mir

  • Climbs And Expeditions
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  • Publication Year: 1976

Tirich Mir. The Iranian climber, Mischa Saleki, who lives in Germany, had the idea of traversing the Tirich Mir peaks from IV to I and then descending the unclimbed southwest ridge. His team of Germans and English seemed beset with dissension; two of the Germans left Pakistan with one expedition vehicle and much of the equipment. Plans had to be modified. Saleki, Don Whillans, Ian Nicholson and Reinhard Seifert climbed Tirich Mir by the Spanish Route and descended the same way in bad weather. Storms had washed out the jeep road and they had to walk out 80 miles.

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