Although the Georgian climbers have not enjoyed a lot of press, they have an impressive background of highly technical new routes and first ascents.
The rocky face they climbed was attempted unsuccessfully at least three times by Spanish expeditions. It’s still unknown whether they went in a single push, in alpine style or with previously fixed sections. But there is no easy way up that face.
They also carried out their expedition in an isolated part of Pakistan’s Chitral. Overall, this could be one of the most interesting climbs this year.