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Rick Allen (1954 – 2021)

On 25 July 2021 a series of avalanches swept down the East Flank of K2 taking the life of Rick Allen. In an instant, Britain lost one its finest ever mountaineers. Rick was born in London on 6 November 1954. … Continue reading

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Book Review – In Some Lost Place

Over the course of 18 days in 2012, Sandy Allan and Rick Allen made the first ascent of the Mazeno Ridge on Nanga Parbat. The Mazeno was one of the last great problems in the Himalayas and had been attempted … Continue reading

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Nanga Parbat’s Mazeno Ridge

On July 15, Rick Allen and Sandy Allan succeeded in making the first ascent of the Mazeno Ridge on Nanga Parbat (8126m). This 13km-long route was first attempted in the 1970s and was widely considered to be one of the … Continue reading

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