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close-up on Makalu as seen from Mera Peak
close-up shot on Makalu as seen from Mera Peak - SSW side (October 2003)


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mountaindogAmazing shot!


Voted 10/10

This picture is simply breathtaking. It would make a great poster.
Posted Feb 25, 2004 5:24 pm



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Mathias this is a stunning, fantastic shot... congrats!Do you have any info. on routes on Makalu?
Posted Feb 25, 2004 6:09 pm

Mathias ZehringRe: Amazing

Mathias Zehring

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thank you - all - for your comments. Routes? I only have an old book from Messner form 1986, so I don't have info about routes without further research
Posted Feb 26, 2004 3:49 pm

Damien GildeaRe: Amazing

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The regular NW ridge route is pretty much the left skyline, but partly hidden. There is a Kukukzca variation on this too.

Right of that is the famous west face - essentially unclimbed, the 'last big problem' of the Himalaya, though the Russians did a route up the righthand side of it a few years ago.

Right of that is the stunning West Pillar, climbed by Paragot's French team in 1971 and repeated by Roskelly, Loretan & Troillet and a few others. Maybe the most impressive line on an 8000er.

Right of that again is the south face, soloed by Beghin in the late 80s, but maybe has a Czech route on it too ?

The right skyline is basically the southeast ridge, which has had at least two ascents, the most recent by Dan Mazur and friends in 95 or so.

A similar photo to this was taken from a plane in the 1930s and mistakenly published as being of Everest - mainly as it looked so impressive !

Posted Mar 3, 2004 5:24 am

desainmeRe: Amazing


Voted 10/10

The True Big Mac already super-sized and not requiring fries.
Posted Jun 18, 2004 3:50 pm

tomiGreat shot


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One of the best shots. So clean. I like the clouds over the summit.

Posted Feb 25, 2004 6:46 pm

Kenzo OkawaSuper shot!

Kenzo Okawa

Voted 10/10

It will one of the best shot of Makalu. A lot of thanks for posting.
Posted Feb 27, 2004 10:01 am



Voted 10/10

Never seen before this side of Makalu. No wonder they thought it to be Mount Everest back in the 30's. Great shot, Mathias. Congratulations
Posted Mar 3, 2004 8:38 am

CharlesNice shot


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That´s a really good shot! Like it Like it
Posted Mar 3, 2004 9:06 am

vertxSignature Photo


Voted 10/10

What a beautiful shot! Deserves the front page for sure. I made it the signature photo of the Makalu page.
Posted Mar 3, 2004 11:31 am



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This is amazing!

Your pictures are wonderful!


Greetz Seba!
Posted Mar 4, 2004 11:15 am

Alan SharpNow I can't wait

Alan Sharp

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Terrific shot Matthias. I'm setting off for Mera in 3 weeks now, looking forward to seeing this view for real and only hope I can shoot it half as well!
Posted Mar 4, 2004 11:26 am

Mathias ZehringRe: Now I can't wait

Mathias Zehring

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Good luck to you, especially concerning the weather! Which route will you take?
Posted Mar 4, 2004 2:25 pm

Alan SharpRe: Now I can't wait

Alan Sharp

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The normal trekking route, base camp on the Mera La, high camp on the glacier, then traversing the north and central summits on the way to the south summit. Looking forward to it big time!
Posted Mar 5, 2004 7:06 am

scottfromcaliLenticular Cloud


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Those are Lenticualar Clouds, their formations tell of increased wind activity its typcial for them to form over the summit of a mountain. There's a beutiful shot of Mt Hood that has a very well developed lenticular over her summit.
Posted Mar 4, 2004 7:26 pm

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