Dodo Kopold and Michal Sabovcik have attempted a new line on Great Trango Tower (6286m). Over five days in August the pair climbed 1500m of what they are calling “Out of Reality” through ice, off-widths and without placing any bolts.
Their trip started with a quick jaunt up 400m of unclimbed rock on the base of Great Trango Tower while their third partner Martin Krasnansky tried to acclimatize in bascamp. A few days later Kopold and Sabovcik decided to explore a new route up the northwest face of the Tower.
Though they left the tent and portaledge behind they still climbed in a heavier style than Kopold had on his 2005 ascent of the mountain vis his route “Assalam Alaikum (5.11+ A2, 90 pitches).” Kopold wrote to mountain.ru, “I’m an old man now [early thirties] and need more comfort. So we took sleeping bags, pads and little bit more food All in one haulbag and one small backpack.”
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