Yawash Sar I-IV 2022 Expedition
This expedition hoped to make the first ascent of Yawash Sar I, a 6,258m peak which they accessed via the West Ghiddims Valley. Despite making three attempts on the peak; once by the south face which was turned back by rock/ice fall and once each by the SE and SW ridges which were abandoned due to loose rock, they were ultimately unsuccessful. However they did not end the expedition empty-handed. Expedition member Karim Hayat and Assistant Chef Waseem Shah made the first ascent of Pk5742 in alpine style at a grade of PD. Subsequently, Bassam, Smith and Hayat also made the ascent of Pk5798, again climbing alpine style via a route they considered to warrant PD+.