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|I've been waiting for this page. Already very good.|
How's Ben after being hit by the rock?
|Posted Oct 4, 2006 10:43 pm|
|Hole in the leg has gone now although it's left a nice scar!|
|Posted Oct 5, 2006 2:30 pm|
SW was climbed by the E face in 1999, though I know what you mean by rumours etc. I know who climbed it, but he is currently out of contact in Tibet and I don't want to speak for him under these circumstances. Corax probably knows who I mean. Anway, there is a good reason the FA is not well known and I will email the guy to see if he wants to tell the story later. I should note that the Germans have been pretty dishonest in a lot of this, though again that's another (related) story. They actually followed the route of FA - because they knew about it beforehand.
Also, the fact that locals don't know any history of climbing there means f#ck all, as it does in many places, but especially in Pakistan. Heaps has been done 'illegally' with or without locals involved. You know yourself just how many peaks are within a short walk from the road.
Edit: Sorry ! Forgot to say, otherwise a really good page, thanks for posting it :-) !
|Posted Oct 5, 2006 1:50 pm|
|I know who climbed it, but he is currently out of contact in Tibet and I don't want to speak for him under these circumstances. Corax probably knows who I mean.|
The person you talk about Damien, is he in climbing this area now?
If that's the case, I know who you mean.
|Posted Oct 5, 2006 4:42 pm|
|Damien Gildea||Re: Hmmm|
|Posted Oct 6, 2006 12:25 am|
|Right, have updated the first ascent details. Let me know if I've got it wrong ;) It seems the guy does want to tell the story as it's in this months CLIMB magazine! No doubt got pissed off with all the claims on the Salawa sight.|
|Posted Oct 21, 2006 4:00 pm|
|Posted Oct 5, 2006 6:56 pm|