Monday, 3 August 2009

Cathedral peak 6247m pakistan

In August 2008 i was on a small 4 person expedition to climb a peak about 6 miles SW of Masherbrum in the Pakistani Karakorum. Cathedral peak is a rarely climbed peak with a low technical difficulty although it is harder than a trekking peak and has considerable objective danger. The expedition failed mainly due to a prolonged period of bad weather, the blog from the expedition can be found here http://philmack.blogspot.com/. anyone that has google earth can find the peak by copying 35°33'23.36"N 76°15'36.61"E and pasting it in the search box.

here are some of my photos from the expedition, I've labeled them as best i can, even the porters weren't 100% on what we were looking at. Just click on them for high res.


Maherbrum (7,821m) from hushe

Porters setting up base camp

Husain, Rasul and Hattam at camp 1 (4850m)

Me cooking at camp 1

looking up towards the route from camp 1

Namika (6325m), K6 (7282m) and Drifika (6325m)

The expeditions highpoint (5500m)

looking south from the highpoint

the K7 (6934m) peaks in the center with Namika and Drifikar on the right

Chogolisa (7665m)

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