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Climbs from the Karakoram Highway

Heat, illness and arguments with porters dogged Doug Scott's plans for ascents of Rakaposhi N face and Nanga Parbat from the S. Nonetheless, members of his mixed party did climb Diran (7,273m), and the W side of the Rupal Peak, and also reached 7,300m on the SW ridge of Nanga Parbat. Ease of access by the Karakoram Highway was a factor telling against proper acclimatization.

June - August 1985
Doug Scott with Help Benediktsson, Greg Child, Snaevar Guomundson, Mark Miller, Terry Mooney, Alastair Reid, Nazir Sabir, Michael Scott, Sean Smith and Stephen Sustad from Britain

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