Gulmit Tower Expedition
An attempted first ascent of the Gulmit Tower (5801m) in the Hunza region of Pakistan, by the East Face and Southeast Ridge. The approach was by road from Gilgit to Gulmit village, with a base camp at 4100m.The attempt on Gulmit Tower was abandoned when a major rockfall hit their base camp at 4480m, and no other suitable safe site could be identified. They moved to the nearby Moorkhun valley and attempted the first ascent of Pregar (6026m) by the South face. Their first attempt reached 5500m before being stopped by crevasses, and in a further attempt from a bivouac at 5075m Thompson was within 20m of the summit when he was turned back by dangerous snow conditions.