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1998 British Distaghil Sar N Face

During a recce in 1997 this team picked out what appeared to be a feasible route on the unclimbed North Face of Distaghil Sar, 7,885m, in Hunza: this was their attempt to climb it. Unfortunately, they found that the higher they progressed up the long Melangutti Glacier, the more dangerous and impenetrable it became, with widening crevasses and falling seracs. A diversion to try and avoid the upper reaches by climbing to the east over Corner Peak, 5,600m, revealed more difficulties, and they were eventually forced to abandon the expedition without even reaching the north face of their objective.

June - July 1998
Jonathan Pratt with Dr Andrew Collins

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