Link Sar, East Face, Attempt
Pakistan, Karakoram, Masherbrum Mountains
Steve Swenson, Chris Wright, and I spent the summer close to the junction of the Kaberi and Kondus glaciers, near the border with India. While ultimately unsuccessful in our goal of climbing the east face of Link Sar (7,041m) due to bad weather, hard climbing, and complex route-finding on a dangerous face, the trip was amazing. The peaks near the Actual Ground Position Line between India and Pakistan (many of which remain closed) offer incredible potential—to lay eyes upon them was a real treat. Huge thanks to all the team's sponsors as well as the Mazamas, Mount Everest Foundation, Mugs Stump Award, and New Zealand Alpine Club for their support.
– Graham Zimmerman, AAC, USA/NZ