AAC Publications - http://publications.americanalpineclub.org

Asia, Pakistan, Tirich Mir, Ascent

Tirich Mir, Ascent. It was reported that the French team of Pierre Bouchard and Lionel Boucher made the first French ascent of Tirich Mir on July 27 despite bad weather and deep snow on the lower section of the route. The pair established two camps on their ascent; most teams use four. From their second camp at 6500 meters they left at 1:30 a.m. on July 27 and climbed 1200 meters of mixed ground to reach the summit at 2:15 p.m. They returned to their camp the same day. (High Mountain Sports 172)