The world’s second highest peak remains much more difficult and dangerous than Everest, but it’s rapidly commercializing.
Teams have attempted the 5,800-meter peak for over thirty years. Will Sim and Fabi Buhl skipped the normally treacherous approach, paragliding to access the mountain.
In October 2020, Jeff and Priti Wright made the first ascent of K6 Central (7,100 meters) in Pakistan's Karakoram Range.
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Crevasse falls, avalanches, illnesses, and bad weather have kept climbers from reaching prized winter summits
The north side of Latok I has finally been climbed after some thirty attempts and a fatality last month—but not by the North Ridge as many news reports have claimed.
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