“We travelled from Dushanbe in Tajikistan down to Ishkashim in the Wakhan Corridor in N.E Afghanistan, then travelled up the corridor, spending 9 days in the Hindu Kush where a new peak was climbed,and then crossed the Wakhan into the Great Pamir, where both the Wakhis and the Kirghiz were tending summer pastures. An unbelievably beautiful area and a welcome contrast to all the negative press coming out of Afghanistan. This area has never been ruled by the Taliban and you could not recieve a warmer welcome.”
[edit 2018- This was originally posted on www.mountainunity.org by Samuel Mansfield along with video footage that is now unavailable.]
A full account of the new peak that was climbed is posted here. The full scale of what he achieved is brought home to me in a couple of frames of that video.