Boesam Pass Expedition
The original objective was Yashkuk Sar II in the Chapursan valley, but the permit for this was not issued in time. An alternative in the Virjerab glacier was chosen but on arrival in Shimshal they discovered that access was impossible because of movement of the Khurdopin glacier. They discussed options with local guides, who suggested that they head north to Boesam Pir, and a high concentration of unclimbed peaks. They attempted a total of seven routes, and believe they made five first ascents, with heights in the range 5,500m-6,000m and grades PD to AD. The weather was good for all ascents but snow conditions less favourable.