American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Pakistan, Ogre's Thumb, South Face

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  • Publication Year: 1997

Ogre’s Thumb, South Face. It was reported that Italians Maurizio Giordani and Mauro Fonz, with D. Jonathan Hall, made the first ascent of the south face of the Ogre’s Thumb (5600 m) in the Latok group at the foot of the Ogre (Baintha Brakk). The formation had already been tried without success in 1991 by Giordani and Stefano Righetti and then again in 1993 with Stefano Pellagrini. This time, thanks to a short period of stable weather, the attempt met with success. In four days (July 8-11) the trio managed to climb 33 pitches to the summit, most of which were harder than VI. The crux was rated VII+ A3, and the team climbed over 1300 meters on their route.

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