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K7 West in Alpine Style

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Slovenians David Debeljak, Nejc Marcic, Urban Novak and Luka Strazar returned Saturday from the Charakusa Valley in Pakistan’s Karakorum, having completed an alpine-style ascent of K7 West (6858m). Dreamers of Golden Caves (VI M5 A2, 1600m) took the climbers four days, camp-to-camp.

Vince Anderson, Steve House and Marko Prezelj made the first ascent of the peak in 2007. Read more in the September 4 and September 10, 2007 NewsWires.