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Signing Off from Pakistan

By Steve House   |   Sep 28, 2007 September 28, 2007

Steve House is home from Pakistan now, but before getting on his flight in Islamabad he made one last call to close out his trip and introduce us to a special guest. In this last update we get to hear from Mr. Saad Tariq Siddiqi, the Honorable Secretary of the… Read More

Photo: Free soloing, Ursus americanus style

New Route Established on Donner Summit

By localcrew   |   Sep 27, 2007 September 27, 2007

Many climbers are familiar with the convenient, high-quality granite available at California’s Donner Summit. Those who have made the trip are no doubt familiar with the sight of The Summit’s Rainbow Bridge, built in 1926.  Many come simply for the view available from the bridge’s road-side vista pull out. Read More

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Fare Thee Well Charakusa Valley

By Steve House   |   Sep 20, 2007 September 20, 2007

Steve House took the time to make one last call amidst the hustle and bustle of packing up base camp and organizing 30 porters. It’s a little rough around the edges but the sentiment is appreciated. Listen to Steve House Update… Read More

A Prayer for a Friend

A Prayer for a Friend

By The Dirtbag Diaries   |   Sep 13, 2007 September 13, 2007

After a well-deserved vacation, Fitz Cahall and The Dirtbag Diaries are back on the air. Episode 9 is presented to you here as both an mp3 podcast and a photo-enhanced video, embedded after the jump. From Fitz: How do people remember the dead? Some people… Read More

First Bath Since August 16th

First Bath Since August 16th

By Steve House   |   Sep 12, 2007 September 12, 2007

As promised, Steve House called in again with a quick update from the Charakusa Valley in Pakistan. It sounds like the weather has been bad enough to put the kibosh on K6 West. On the upside, the team is hoping to get out for a Sierra-style rock climb that… Read More

Glimpsing Shafat Fortress

Glimpsing Shafat Fortress

Sep 11, 2007 September 11, 2007

As reported on Climbing Magazine's site, Coloradans Jonathan Copp and Micah Dash recently made the first ascent of Shafat Fortress in pure alpine style. Located in Kashmir, India, Shafat Fortress stands 19,200-feet tall; the team's line has been dubbed The Colorado Route (VI, 5.11, M6, A1). Full… Read More

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The Story of K7 West

By Steve House   |   Sep 10, 2007 September 10, 2007

If you’ve been following the sat phone updates from Steve House here on The Cleanest Line you know that he, Vince Anderson and Marko Prezelj recently summited the previously unclimbed West Peak of K7 in Pakistan’s Charakusa Valley. Today we present a complete recap of the climb as told by… Read More

K6 & 7: K7 West Goes

K6 & 7: K7 West Goes

By Steve House   |   Sep 4, 2007 September 4, 2007

While the rest of us were barbequing, sitting in traffic or off on an adventure of our own, Steve House, Vince Anderson and Marko Prezelj successfully climbed the west summit of K7. Check out Steve’s short update from this morning and stay tuned for a more detailed account of… Read More

Chasing Glaciers Update

Chasing Glaciers Update

Sep 4, 2007 September 4, 2007

A lot has happened since we first told you about the Chasing Glaciers project featuring Patagonia ambassadors Alison Gannett and Zoe Hart. Zoe injured her ankle pretty early in the trip but she healed well enough for the team to successfully make the first female ski descent of… Read More

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