PAKISTAN

THE WEEKLY #269: BOREDOM IN ISLAMABAD

The life I lead is usually pretty exciting. Even when there are down days, there’s usually at least one epic adventure or exciting opportunity over the period of a week. However, this week was about as bland as they come for me. After arriving back to Skardu early from our successful summit of Spantik, I …

THE WEEKLY #269: BOREDOM IN ISLAMABAD

THE WEEKLY #268: 7000M

7000m is a place I never imagined I would find myself. However, atop Spantik Peak at 7,027m is exactly where the week ended. It was an enduring battle to get there in bad snow conditions and wild weather but it was a journey I’ll never forget. I’ve documented the entire expedition in this guide: CLIMBING …

THE WEEKLY #268: 7000M

THE WEEKLY #267: SPANTIK BASE CAMP

This week was spent off-grid trekking to Spantik Base Camp and getting set up for our climb. I’ve written in detail about the journey in my latest trekking guide: CLIMBING SPANTIK PEAK I’ll add the excerpts from that article to this Weekly about our journey from Skardu to Spantik Base Camp. TREKKING TO SPANTIK BASECAMP …

THE WEEKLY #267: SPANTIK BASE CAMP

THE WEEKLY #265: EXPLORING HUNZA

After the K2 Basecamp Trek, there was a definite need for some rest. However, a few days back in Islamabad had us ready to rock and roll again. We weren’t heading out for quite as big of an expedition as the two-week trek to K2 Basecamp but a few micro-adventures in Hunza were waiting for …

THE WEEKLY #265: EXPLORING HUNZA

THE WEEKLY #261: SKARDU PREPARATIONS

After a relaxing few days in Islamabad, it was time to get the K2 Basecamp expedition underway. We boarded a domestic flight from Islamabad to Skardu, which gave us views of Nanga Parbat (8,125m) out the plane window. Upon arrival in Skardu we had a short Jeep ride to the hotel, which was full of …

THE WEEKLY #261: SKARDU PREPARATIONS