Expedition climbing

New Zealand Hindu Kush Expedition (Pakistan) 2014: Langua-tai-Barfi 7017m

August 10, 2014
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New Zealand Hindu Kush Expedition (Pakistan) 2014: Langua-tai-Barfi 7017m

Thankyou To start with I want to thank a number of people and organisations: Firstly, my climbing partner Chris, without whom we wouldn’t have got as high on the mountain as we did. Secondly, Abdur Razaq and Proffessor Karim Baig of Tirich Mir Travel, who provided us with unsurpassed service as our expedition support....

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New Zealand Expedition to the High Hindu Kush

May 17, 2014
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New Zealand Expedition to the High Hindu Kush

Its just over a month before Chris Todd and I head off to Pakistan to potentially make the first ascent of the South Face of Langua-tai-Barfi (7016m) (above) and if all goes well, the first ascent of the South West Face of Shakawr (7076m). Both these lie at the head of the Roshgol Glacier...

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Langua-tai-Barfi and proposed route

February 21, 2014
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Langua-tai-Barfi and proposed route

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Dozens Killed in Tajikistan Battle

February 21, 2014
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Government Attacks Onetime Islamist Stronghold, Targeting a Border Official It Accuses of Smuggling KABUL—Heavy fighting erupted in the Tajikistan city of Khorog after central government forces confronted local commanders, with dozens of people reported dead in some of the worst violence in the former Soviet republic since its civil war ended in 1997. The...

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2014 New Zealand Expedition to the High Hindu Kush, Pakistan

January 24, 2014
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2014 New Zealand Expedition to the High Hindu Kush, Pakistan

Objectives: Unclimbed South Face of Langua-tai-Barfi ( 7071m) Unclimbed SE Face of Shakawr (7016m) Summary Summary The objective of this expedition is to make the double first ascents of the South Face of Langua-tai-Barfi (7071m) and the South East Face of Shakawr (7116m). Both these routes will be tackled from the Roshgol Glacier (Hindu...

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Brief how-to-do-it to the Afghan Hindu Kush

April 8, 2013
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Brief how-to-do-it to the Afghan Hindu Kush

This information is collected from my two expeditions to the Afghan Hindu Kush Range; the first in 2011, which resulted in a successful ascent of Koh-e-Baba-Tangi (6530m) and the second in 2012 which resulted in an ascent of Koh-e-Rank (approx 6100m). Both were first ascents of their respective routes and second ascents of the...

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Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder (updated)

January 2, 2013
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Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder (updated)

If there’s a place so remote, so lost, that the seeds of curiosity don’t grow, it is the Wakhan Corridor of North East Afghanistan. Abandoned by government and severed from the rest of the world by geography, politics and ignorance, the people of the Wakhan have no desire to know what’s happening outside the...

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Afghanistan: absence makes the heart grow fonder

December 11, 2012
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Afghanistan: absence makes the heart grow fonder

If there’s a place so remote, so lost, that the seeds of curiosity don’t grow, it is the Wakhan Corridor of North East Afghanistan. Abandoned by a nation, severed from the rest of the world by geography, politics and ignorance, the Wakhi people have no desire to know what’s happening outside the small scattering...

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Only six weeks to go……Rohazon Zom

May 23, 2012
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Only six weeks to go……Rohazon Zom

Only six weeks to go before we leave for Afghanistan and things are starting to heat up! We are running short on time to obtain the three visas we need- China, Tajikistan and Afghanistan. For five weeks our passports languished in Belgium Customs while we tried to encourage the Tajikistan Embassy to supply the...

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Research- finding a peak

July 26, 2010
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First things first: a few things to consider that could narrow you search. 1. What is your skill/ experience level? It?s very important to be honest with yourself about where you?re at and try and equate your skill level with a target.There is a huge amount to learn about multi-day climbing at altitude, that...

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