Simone Moro and Alex Txikon have finally found a way through what appeared to be an insurmountable obstacle in the form of a huge crevasse near 6,000 meters, that they discovered between C1 and C2 on Manaslu last week
Maestri is best known for controversy surrounding climbs on Cerro Torre in Patagonia---his debunked claim of the first ascent of the peak in 1959, and his subsequent Compressor Route on it in 1970---but his other achievements in and around Europe make him a standout figure in world climbing.
Jeff and Priti Wright, Virtual Unknowns, Make First Ascent of K6 Central, Third Ascent of K6 West in Pakistan
Ultimate weekend warriors now on a year-long sabbatical from work, the husband-and-wife climbing team Jeff and Priti Wright have made the first ascent of K6 Central (7,155 meters) in Pakistan.
Last weekend, when Carlo Alberto Cimenti saw his partner, Francesco Cassardo, take an unsurvivable fall during an attempt on the unclimbed Gasherbrum VII, in Pakistan, he was sure his friend was dead. Even if he had survived, getting him down would take a miracle.
Interviews about one of the wildest climbs in recent memory.
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