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Asia, Pakistan, Pute Towers, Various Ascents

Pute Towers, Various Ascents. It was reported that Tom Goodwin and Pete Scott (N.Z.), Johan Gouws (South Africa) and Sam Stacey and Peter Thompson (U.K.) made the first ascent of the Third Tower (5800 m) via a long east-facing gully above the Yain Hisk pasture, followed by the crest of the south ridge. On August 8, they attempted Gutum Talji (ca. 5500 m) to the south of the Yain Hisk Glacier. Goodwin, Gouws and Thompson reached one of several summits. The team also climbed Batokshe (ca. 6000 m) south of Batura II. (High Mountain Sports 171)