Choktoi Glacier 2006

Tags: Posted on October 31, 2007

Near the end of June 2006, Jeff Relph and I found ourselves at 6800 meters getting thoroughly abused by vicious snow and avalanches on a new-route attempt on the southeast buttress of the Ogre (7285m). We made it down safely, but there was not enough time for a second attempt.

Ogre approach

Tags: Posted on January 08, 2007
Ogre approachWe needed to wait until midnight for the Choktoi Glacier to freeze, in order to hump our loads to the base of the Ogre's SE ridge. I left my camera on a tripod while we made the two hour return trip from ABC. The light on the summit of the Ogre is from the moon. Karakorum Range, Pakistan.

Base Camp, Choktoi Glacier

Tags: Posted on January 06, 2007
Base Camp, Choktoi GlacierBase camp on the Choktoi Glacier, Pakistan, during an expedition to climb the Ogre (7285m), the sharp peak below the full moon.