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.
"No matter how big a guy might be, Nicky would take him on. You beat Nicky with fists, he comes back with a bat. You beat him with a knife, he comes back with a gun. And you beat him with a gun, you better kill him, because he’ll keep coming back and back until one of you is dead."