Category: Expedition climbing

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

Research- finding a peak

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…