Ohhh snap, I’m in northern Pakistan!

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The time is finally here…it’s been a hell of a year for me and this trip has been in the works for a few year. Way more on all of that later. For the time being, I’m just happy to soak it in and once again go along for the wild ride of a big expedition. Tomorrow, hopefully we’ll pack up into jeeps and head up to Askole, the last outpost of civilization before we march into the heart of the Karakoram.

Pakistan has the reputation of being the Golden State Warriors of big mountains. Ok, not really, but these are some of the “smaller” peaks on the flight from Islamabad to Skardu.

The time is finally here…it’s been a hell of a year for me and this trip has been in the works for a few year. More on all of that later. For the time being, I’m just happy to soak it in and once again go along for the wild ride of a big expedition.

Chiiring Pemba from Rolwaling and I after landing in Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, gateway to the Karakoram.

The Diamir Face of Nanga Parbat, the world’s ninth highest mountain and the westernmost peak of the Himalaya.

Nanga Parbat soars over a sea of 6000m peaks

We had the privilege of flying on a Pakistan Air Force C-130, skipping a 35-hour bus ride through 100+ degree heat and Taliban country en route to Skardu

The first of many gear explosions in order to divide gear into 25 kg loads for the porters and pack animals

Great view of the Shigar River from the porch this morning.


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