Simon Messner, son of Reinhold Messner, and Martin Sieberer made the first ascent of a route on Black Tooth (6,718m) in Pakistan’s Karakorum. Messner made the first ascent of Toshe III (6,200m), solo, less than a month ago.

Messner and Sieberer’s new route climbs a stunning peak that rises from the southeast ridge of the mighty Muztag Tower in the Baltoro region. Philipp Brugger was also on the expedition, but didn’t feel acclimatized enough to attempt the route. Black Tooth was named in 1907 by the A.C. Ferber expedition and was also known as Punta Bassa del Muztagh in the late 1920s. reported that Messner and Brugger “faced difficult conditions and, for the final push, they left without a tent to save on weight. ‘Probably the craziest thing we’ve both done so far.'” More information once available.

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