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West Ridge of Pk 5783

Alex Hale & Chris Lewis' summit attempt on Pk 5783.

Alpine Climbing Severe

2.9 km
814 m
46 m
Low Point
4.9 km
High Point
5.7 km
West Ridge of Pk 5783 Map

After two days of rest Alex Hale and Chris Lewis mounted an assault on Pk 5783m. After gaining the west ridge from the Zaroshkul glacier, they faced several difficult ice pitches graded at difficile before turning around 100m vertical from the summit due to concerns about the ice conditions ahead and an impending weather front.



Steep, sustained and serious terrain on rock/ice. Routes will be long, exposed and possibly committing. D, D+

Extreme Exposure

4 out of 4

The majority of the route is "no fall" terrain.


4 out of 4

In the high mountains or remote conditions, all individuals must be completely autonomous in every situation.

Best time to visit

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Equipment required

  • Bivy Kit
  • Crampons
  • Quickdraws
  • Glacier kit
  • 2 Ice Axes
  • Wires and Friends