Ausangate summit pyramid
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After a long slog on the high plateau, we finally reached the summit pyramid. Although we first got to it from the south, we didn't see a way up from there. We had to go around it, along the west face to the northwest to find a ridge that we could climb. As this photo shows, the west face starts out vertical and as if that would not have been difficult enough, it's guarded by an impassable bergshrund.
4 June 2011.
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