And just the third Afghan ever!
The Americans Roskelley and Ross and the Belgian Neirinck managed to get up three beautiful unclimbed peaks that top out at 5,800 meters, 6,321 meters and 6,250 meters.
Michael Kennedy's firsthand account of the fabled assault on Latok I's North Ridge in 1978.
Another Successful Rescue: Mathieu Maynadier Injured in Tagas Valley, Pakistan, on Expedition with Favresse and Molina
A quickly organized helicopter evac plus good weather allowed Maynadier to be rescued exceedingly fast.
Gukov and his partner, Sergey Glazunov, were trying the 7,145 meter peak. Glazunov fell to his death on July 25, leaving Gukov stranded at 6,200 meters.
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A terrible accident leaves one experienced alpinist dead, but a remarkable rescue delivers his two teammates back from the edge.
The Award aims to encourage others to continue the late American alpinist's legacy of embarking on adventurous, solo expeditions—be they climbing or otherwise—around the globe.