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‘The Old Breed’: A Special Feature from the Film

“We have a rule, climbing in the mountains-you just don’t fall,” says veteran alpinist Mark Richey, “…but you do, sometimes.” Before leaving for the Eastern Karakoram to attempt Saser Kangri II, then the world’s second-highest unreached summit, Freddie Wilkinson and Mark Richey get a first-hand reminder of how abruptly the climb could go wrong.


Supported by a grant from Mountain Hardwear, Pat Goodman and Dave Sharratt and I left home on August 7th bound for the Miyar Nala in India’s Himachael Pradesh. This broad, pastoral valley provides access to a series of glacier systems offering impressive rock walls and ridges to summits up to around 6,000 meters…