American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Pakistan, Central Karakoram, Choktoi Glacier Area, Various Ascents

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  • Publication Year: 1998

Choktoi Glacier Area, Various Ascents. It was reported that a British expedition of Alex Franklin, Will Garrett, Fiona Hatchell, Colin Spark and Guy Willett operated in the Choktoi Glacier area in late June and some of July. They attempted Hanipispur South (6047m) via the east face and north ridge, reaching 6000 meters before being turned back by windslab danger. Two members attempted P.6166m, finding climbing up to Scottish VI and A2 before the line they were attempting blanked out. They also tried two rock spurs on the flanks of Latok III, getting one-third of the way up (HVS A1/A2) before realizing the route was bigger than they thought. They did climb P.5400m via a loose ridge (AD).

Another British team (Richard Garnett, Dean Grindell, Mark Harris and Oliver Howard) also was in the area during July and part of August, climbing the smallest of the Biacherahi Towers (c.5900m) via an easy snow couloir on the north side. They also climbed an arête on one of the rock buttresses of Latok III over two days, finding climbing up to E2 5c on good granite. (High Mountain Sports 183)

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