Dr. Stolp’s Son, Ryan, Leaves his Mark on Distant Peak

Durham Man’s Trek Leaves Mark on Distant Peak

Published: August 22, 2013 | By Josh Shaffer — jshaffer@newsobserver.com

DURHAM — The peak loomed in the remote and vowel-challenged nation of Kyrgyzstan, next door to China, nameless because nobody had climbed it.

It stood nearly 18,000 feet tall – the height of three Mt. Mitchells – a forbidding mixture of ice, snow and rock.

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