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Elevation: 26,600 ft
GPS: 28.614, 68.555 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Ali Jaffri on Jan 7, 2009
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Access Issue: Permit required above 6500 meters. Details
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This is the face attempted by an Italian expedition in summer 2008 where the world-class alpinist Karl Unterkircher fell through a crevasse and perished. Videos of their expedition can be found here:

youtube.com/watch?v=FOR5d4D…

This face was attempted by several German expeditions from their traditional camp-ground Marchen Weiss (Fairy Meadows)

Getting There

Fly from Islamabad to Gilgit and then hire a jeep to take you to the Raikot Bridge. At Raikot Bridge a private jeep hire will take you to the village of Tato (5500 feet). From Tato hike up to Fairy Meadows (10,880 feet). From Fairy Meadows hike up to base camp in 4-5 hours.

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