I started mountaineering in 2006; it began with a few walks around the lakes in England. Gradually I started rock climbing and ended up heading to the Alps. In 2012, I went on my first – and only – expedition to the Karakoram, a mountain range between the borders of Pakistan, India, China and Afghanistan.
I was with two experienced mountaineers – they’d climbed several 8000-metre peaks. We were planning to climb to the top of Spantik, at …
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