Mount Everest Foundation
Supporting the exploratory

Baltar 1998

This team hoped to find a good range of sub-6000m peaks accessible from the Baltar Glacier and its subsidiaries, and make first ascents of them. They explored the North-West and East Bar Glaciers, but found that ridiculously warm weather rendered most of the the peaks too dangerous to attempt. Their forays onto Baltar Peak, c 5,600m, and Dariyo Sar, 5,550m, were both unsuccessful. A search for other possible objectives from the same base camp identified the E face of Beka Brak Chok, 6,882m, and the S face of Ani Kucho Chok, 6,869m, but in view of their heights, neither was attempted.

July - August 1998
Duncan Hornby with Stephen Brooks, Gary Howell, Nick Shea and Burt Simmons

Other expeditions nearby