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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

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

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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

K6, Masherbrum Mountains, Pakistan. Photo: Steve House

K6 & 7: Scouting and Starting K7

By Steve House   |   Aug 31, 2007 August 31, 2007

In this report from the Charakusa Valley, Steve House gives us an excellent description of K7’s features and explains how the team must find a way through the granite buttresses surrounding the base in order to get up on the mountain. Steve also talks about a special lunch they… Read More

K6, Masherbrum Mountains, Pakistan. Photo: Steve House

K6 & 7: The Weather Strikes Back

By Steve House   |   Aug 30, 2007 August 30, 2007

Steve House called again last night from the Charakusa Valley in Pakistan. As you know, he, Vince Anderson and Marko Prezelj have been acclimatizing for first ascents of the west faces of both K6 and K7. It was mostly high-fives and happy times until this report came in. Mother… Read More

K6, Masherbrum Mountains, Pakistan. Photo: Steve House

K6 & 7: Acclimatizing on Two New Routes

By Steve House   |   Aug 27, 2007 August 27, 2007

I’ve changed the title of this series because in this week’s sat phone update Steve House clarifies that he, Vince Anderson and Marko Prezelj are actually gunning for new routes on both K6 & K7. Steve also talks about finishing up the acclimatization process, the two new routes they’ve… Read More

K6, Masherbrum Mountains, Pakistan. Photo: Steve House

K6: Travel, Weather and Acclimatizing

By Steve House   |   Aug 18, 2007 August 18, 2007

I received this voicemail late Thursday night from Steve House. The call came via sat phone from basecamp in Pakistan where Steve, Vince Anderson and Marko Prezelj are in the first stages of attempting to climb K6. In this first update, you can listen to Steve talk about traveling… Read More

K6, Masherbrum Mountains, Pakistan. Photo: Steve House

Airfare and Intervals

By Steve House   |   Jun 13, 2007 June 13, 2007

You’re truly committed once you buy the plane ticket. And Friday (5/18) I bought my ticket for this summer’s expedition to K6 in north-eastern Pakistan and my mental state instantly changed. Commitment always precipitates realizations. I have a lot of things I want to do… Read More

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