American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Pakistan,Karakoram, Panmah Muztagh, LatokV (6190 m), Attempt

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  • Publication Year: 2004

Latok V (6,190m), attempt. The Japanese climber Moromu Omiya returned for his third attempt on the unclimbed 6,190m summit of Latok V. Omiya, who made the first ascent of Latok IV in 1980, attempted this small peak in both 1999 and 2000 via the south face. Last summer with two other companions he again tried the mountain but on the summit day was forced to give up just 70 meters below the top when it simply became too late to continue safely. The peak lies at the end of the southeast ridge of Latok III.

Lindsay Griffin, U.K.

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