Forbidden Climbs: Afghanistan

Jimmy Chin’s slide show and talk was good, but I was surprised by the crowd that attended the event.  I’ll tell  you more about it on Monday, but I wanted to share this with you first…

The BBC reported yesterday on Alan Halewood’s first ascent of an unnamed peak in the Wakhan Corridor of Afghanistan.  This is a place known for its remote location and political dangers in Greg Mortenson’s book Stones Into Schools.  Few westerners venture here and many of the peaks have not been climbed.  When more stability is reached, climbers are going to be sending up these walls in droves.


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