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Tom and two Slovenian climbers successfully climbed Latok I (7145m) in the Karakorum mountains of Pakistan. They climbed 3/4 of the way up the coveted 'impossible ridge', before deviating. The North Ridge of Latok was/is recognised as one of the last major unclimbed lines in high-altitude mountaineering. This is the second ever successful ascent of the peak and the first ascent starting from the north side.