Big, gnarly, and unclimbed, the seldom seen north face of Shipton Spire (19,199 feet) was attempted this past summer by two Slovakians, Gabo Câmárik and Jozef "Dodo" Kopold, via mixed terrain right of the hanging serac. Illness forced them to turn around less than halfway up the line. The pair would later go on to establish a new route up neighboring Uli Biaho (21,053 feet; see Climbing No. 252 for the Hot Flashes report on their ascent).