Raphael Slawinski and I established a new route in the Charakusa Valley of Pakistan in the summer of 2013. This is the story of arriving in the country, being confronted by the massacre of 11 people in Nanga Parbat, and the first ascent of K6 West (7040 meters). A huge thanks to: Gore-Tex for the Shipton-Tilman Grant, the American Alpine Club for the Lyman Spitzer Cutting Edge Award, and to the sponsors of the Mugs Stump Award.

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