NORTHWEST FACE, KICHATNA SPIRE, ( VI 5.10, A3+, M6, 70° snow)
From 23 - 27 May 2022, David Allfrey, Whit Magro and Graham Zimmerman established a new alpine,
big wall route on the Northwest Face of Kichatna Spire in the Alaska Range. It was Zimmerman's second
expedition to the face. The original was his first expedition in 2008.
SOUTH EAST FACE LINK SAR (7041M), PAKISTANI KARAKORAM, (M6+, WI4, 90° 2300M)
From July 31st to August 8th, 2019, Graham, along with Steve Swenson, Chris Wright, and Mark Richey,
made the first ascent of Link Sar (7,041 meters) in the Central Pakistani Karakoram via its 3,400-meter
Southeast Face. Having been the object of at least nine expeditions, the first ascent of this peak has
been a highly sought-after prize for the climbing community. The team is calling their route the Southeast
Face (M6+ WI 4 90°, 2300m), but the grade does a poor job of portraying the challenge of this route that
Karakoram veteran Swenson calls"one of the most complex and difficult routes I have ever climbed"