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Scottish-Australian Broad Peak 97

Although thoroughly investigated by Kurtyka and Kukuczka in 1980, the S Ridge of Broad Peak, 8,047m, still awaits its first ascent. This duo hoped to attempt it last year, but were refused a permit. Armed with one this year they reached 7,200m before being forced to turn back because the climbing was too hard. At this stage, Allen had to return to the UK, but Lock stayed on, and later reached the summit solo by the original (W Face) route.

June - August 1997
Rick Allen with Andrew Lock of Australia

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