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Karakoram Alpine-Style Expedition

This Franco-US-Australian-British party, including Doug Scott, Andy Parkin, AI Rowse and Peter Thexton, made a number of climbs from two base camps, one at Urdukas for some fine granite-wall climbing on the Lobsang Spires; the other being the K2 Base Camp, from which two attempts were made on the S ridge (direct) of K2. Two pairs reached the summit of Broad Peak (8047m) but Peter Thexton died of pulmonary oedema at 7500m. A French member also suffered from cerebral oedema but recovered on descending. (A full account appears in Mountain 93).

May - July 1983
Doug Scott and Andy Parkin with AI Rowse and Peter Thexton from Britain

Other expeditions nearby

Irish K2

June - August 1998
Calvin Torrans with Eddie Cooper, Martin Dales, Pa