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Clear morning, bright skies, for half an hour. Then a darker shade of blue arrived and gale force winds started whip away the clouds which tried to assemble around the big peaks.
NOT a day you want to be high up on any of the "G's". I was on my way to C2 on Gasherbrum II/III, but turned back. Photo shot from 5800m, about an hour's walk away from C1.

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kunlunAwesome!!

kunlun

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This will be my next destination..
Posted Aug 29, 2005 10:01 pm

CoraxRe: Awesome!!

Corax

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Thanks!

You will not get disappointed. The area is fantastic!
Posted Aug 30, 2005 9:24 pm

NelsonAwestruck

Nelson

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Incredible shot. The Greater Ranges are, well, GREAT!
Posted Aug 29, 2005 11:11 pm

CoraxRe: Awestruck

Corax

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Thanks!

Yes they are!

:-)
Posted Aug 31, 2005 6:52 am

besucher01Spectacular image!!!

besucher01

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....I have to come back in Pakistan to see that!!

Bye

Marco



Posted Aug 30, 2005 3:41 am

CoraxRe: Spectacular image!!!

Corax

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Thanks!

I have been to Pakistan seven times and I can't get enough of the place.

Posted Aug 31, 2005 6:53 am

brentaA mighty struggle...

brenta

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...between the wind and the peak. Beautiful composition.
Posted Aug 30, 2005 4:52 am

CoraxRe: A mighty struggle...

Corax

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Yes, the struggle was fascinating. At some times the plume from the summit was many km long.
Posted Sep 1, 2005 4:28 am

Jack BWhat a great photo!

Jack B

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Awesome. Probably isn't that disappointing to turn around when you still get to take away a photo like that!
Posted Aug 30, 2005 7:36 pm

CoraxRe: What a great photo!

Corax

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:-)

No and that's the way it is up there. The Karakorams are (in)famous for bad weather and the days you can't climb, you can enjoy other things, for ex. dramatic views like this one.
Posted Sep 1, 2005 4:30 am

Antonio GianiGrande...

Antonio Giani

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Immagine



Antonio
Posted Aug 31, 2005 9:36 am

CoraxRe: Grande...

Corax

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Thanks Antonio!
Posted Sep 1, 2005 4:32 am

rickfordnice shot!

rickford

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I have never seen GIV from this angle. Very striking. It is like a giant himalayan version of Alpamayo. Very nice shot.
Posted Aug 31, 2005 9:41 am

CoraxOnly climbers

Corax

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Only climbers of the Gasherbrum group mountains sees it from this side. You have to have a climbing permit and then you have to walk a couple of km up the Gasherbrum glacier. Then it appears, the mighty GIV!

Have a look here for more details about how to get up to the foot of the peak
Posted Sep 1, 2005 4:36 am

AlgojeffReminessence of... Walter Bonatti and Carlo Mauri

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Like others said, this is a striking view of GIV. Just reminds me how huge were those efforts made by the first succesfull party, back in 1958.
Posted Aug 31, 2005 6:47 pm

CoraxRe: Reminessence of... Walter Bonatti and Carlo Mauri

Corax

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Yes!

Just imagine the clothing of 1958!

The climbers of that era were tough!
Posted Sep 1, 2005 4:38 am

jvemeryWow!

jvemery

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Other Worldly!
Posted Sep 1, 2005 2:37 am

CoraxRe: Wow!

Corax

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Thanks!

Sometimes you really feel like you were on another planet, when in those great ranges.
Posted Sep 1, 2005 4:40 am

nurettinAwesome!

nurettin

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You did it again Corax! Many thanks for those beautiful shots!
Posted Sep 1, 2005 10:38 am

CoraxRe: Awesome!

Corax

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Thanks Nurettin!

I climbed with the Turkish team most of the time. Very nice people!
Posted Sep 1, 2005 5:02 pm

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