American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Pakistan, Hispar Muztagh, Lupghar West II, Ascent

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  • Publication Year: 2001

Lupghar West II, Ascent. It was reported that Nicolas Sieger led a four-member team on an attempt of Lupghar West II (7010m) in August. When time ran out, three of the team members left for home, but Sieger remained behind to continue efforts on the mountain. On August 21, he left Base Camp (4400m) at 7 a.m., reaching 5500 meters, where he bivouacked. The next day, encountering sustained difficulties with snow as steep as 70 degrees above 6000 meters, he continued to the summit, which he reached at 9 p.m. He descended through the night to reach BC at 7 a.m. He named the peak “La Rochelle” after his home town. (High Mountain Sports 221)

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