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Short Film: K6 West

Raphael Slawinski, Ian Welsted and Jesse Huey travel to Pakistan to climb K6 West. At the moment of their departure down the KKH, they learn of the massacre at Nanga Parbat base camp. Each is now faced with a decision. As Jesse returns home, Raphael and Ian continue with the trip and ultimately stand on the 7040m unclimbed summit.

Using the footage shot by each of the three climbers, Wiktor Skupinski created this short film about K6 West’s July 2013 first ascent. Find Raphael’s written introspection in Alpinist 45.