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Concordia
The Concordia, all around are giant ice clad mountains of 7000 and 8000m. Concordia is at the heart of Karakoram range, and the centre of a complex of some of the world's highest peaks and many of its largest glaciers. It is a location steeped in history, redolent of the adventurous, questing spirit that drove the earliest explorers and mountaineers to pursue their objectives whatever the hardship met: G.T.Vigne who first discovered the Karakoram System; Lt.Montgomerie and Godwin Austen who first identified and measured the distant peaks including K-1(Masherbrum) and K2; Younghusband , Conway, Jacot-Guillarmod; the Duke of Abruzzi accompanied by his splendid photographer, Vittorio Sella; Kenneth Mason of the Survey of India; the Duke of Spoleto and Professor Desio; Dr. Visser and his wife; Shipton, Tilman and Auden; and the baltis, Balti men, and balti Porters who carried and endured for they knew not what. All contributed to the unraveling and understanding of this great, awe-inspiring mountains system; many are commemorated in the name of glaciers. passes and peaks.

Concordia, or Place de La Concorde as Martin Conway called this unique crossroads, is now the meeting place of mountaineers, trekkers, travelers, adventure and nature lovers from many lands brought together by shared interests and ideals and common goals.

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AdeelBeautiful Shot!

Adeel

Voted 10/10

I think that foreground is broad peak and K2? Very nice photo with nice descriptions!
Posted Dec 11, 2010 9:03 am

AfzalRe: Beautiful Shot!

Afzal

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Thanks advlov! you are right, the foreground peaks are K2 and Broad Peak but hidden in the clouds. I really appreciate your comments.
Regards, Afzal
Posted Dec 11, 2010 11:33 am

rizwanmysterious

rizwan

Voted 10/10

mysteri of concordia. good effort
Posted Dec 12, 2010 12:15 am

AfzalRe: mysterious

Afzal

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Thanks!
Posted Dec 12, 2010 5:38 am

justahikerVery misterious!

justahiker

Voted 10/10

Nice photo!
Like always, anyway... :)

Thanks for sharing!
Posted Dec 12, 2010 4:59 am

AfzalRe: Very misterious!

Afzal

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Thank you very much for your nice comments and vote.
Posted Dec 12, 2010 5:38 am

BombchaserWay Cool.

Bombchaser

Voted 10/10

What an awesome, icy capture.
Posted Dec 12, 2010 12:18 pm

AfzalRe: Way Cool.

Afzal

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Thank you so much!
Posted Dec 12, 2010 12:27 pm

SenadR!

SenadR

Voted 10/10

Well done Afzal!
Posted Dec 12, 2010 9:50 pm

AfzalRe: !

Afzal

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Thank you very much for your comments and vote.
Best regards, Afzal
Posted Dec 12, 2010 10:02 pm

TimBWhen

TimB

Voted 10/10

did you take that photo, Afzal? Looks like more snow than you would usually see in the summer or fall season??
Posted Dec 13, 2010 6:27 pm

AfzalRe: When

Afzal

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The photo taken during July 2007. The weather conditions in the Karakoram mountains are extreme, even in summer season the weather changes dramatically, and snow fall is usual.

Thanks for looking at my photos and your valuable vote and comments.
Best regards, Afzal
Posted Dec 14, 2010 5:23 am

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AfzalSubmitted by Afzal
on Dec 11, 2010 8:29 am

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Object Title: Concordia

Image Type(s): Alpine Climbing, Hiking, Informational, Scenery, Panorama