K6 & 7: Scouting and Starting K7
In this report from the Charakusa Valley, Steve House gives us an excellent description of K7's features and explains how the team must find a way through the granite buttresses surrounding the base in order to get up on the mountain. Steve also talks about a special lunch they shared with the Colorado and Quebec teams, their stateside source for weather forecasts, and the final preparations for attempting the unclimbed west summit of K7.
Breaking news: Looks like the weather has delayed their start by a day. I received a short update from Steve this morning.
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[K6, Masherbrum Mountains, Pakistan. Photo: Steve House]