American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Ghorhil Sar, Correction

Pakistan, Karakoram, Lupghar Group

  • Climbs And Expeditions
  • Author: Lee Harrison
  • Climb Year: N/A
  • Publication Year: 2017

In 2006, Lee Harrison and Peter Thompson made the first ascent of a peak they named Ghorhil Sar (ca 5,800m) on the southern rim of the Lupghar Valley (a.k.a. Lupgar, AAJ 2007). They reached the rim via an east-facing ridge and then headed up to a high point. However, after returning to the Lupghar mountains in 2015 (AAJ 2016), Harrison feels they were wrong to describe Ghorhil Sar as a “summit” and that it is no more than a point on the ridge.

Information supplied by Lee Harrison, Norway

The view southwest from Khush Dur Sar (5,702m). (A) Unnamed, unclimbed Peak 6,150m (Japanese map). (B) The impressive northeast face of Kuk Sar II (6,925m). (C) Unnamed, unclimbed Peak 6,156m. The point reached by Harrison and Thompson in 2006 is on the transverse ridge in front of this peak, at the top of the snow ridge facing the camera.
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