Started in Varengeh Rood Village on June 12. Set up base camp near Kholeno Lake. The next day climbed Farakhe No/Khers chal Peaks and followed the ridgetop to Harzeh Kooh & Borj Peaks, then tackled the Jhandark Needles before climbing Kholeno the Small & the Great. Descended the west slopes of Kholeno back to base camp.
"As an adolescent I aspired to lasting fame, I craved factual certainty, and I thirsted for a meaningful vision of human life - so I became a scientist. This is like becoming an archbishop so you can meet girls."