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East face of Langtang Lirung
The mighty east face of Langtang Lirung, from above Kyanjing Gompa.
The NE ridge is on the right and the SE ridge on the left.
March, 1991.

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NelsonRe: Cool!

Nelson

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You're welcome. A couple more on the way...
Posted Apr 23, 2005 12:17 pm

Tomek LodowyKO

Tomek Lodowy

Voted 10/10

It has always knocked me out, gorgeous view !!
Posted Dec 26, 2005 7:36 pm

brentaMighty is the right word

brenta

Voted 10/10

to describe this face. Great picture!
Posted Apr 23, 2005 12:31 pm

NelsonRe: Mighty is the right word

Nelson

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Thanks brenta. I remember this clearly as one of those times when I felt very small in the face of such terrible grandeur.
Posted Apr 23, 2005 1:25 pm

kunlunVery sharp

kunlun

Voted 10/10

Congratulations!
Posted Apr 29, 2005 1:46 pm

NelsonRe: Very sharp

Nelson

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Thanks, glad you like it!
Posted Apr 30, 2005 1:42 pm

NelsonRe: the snow looks like shiny silk

Nelson

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Thanks Lolli! It was truly beautiful but also terrifying, with those huge hanging glaciers and avalanche chutes. It was fantastic to look at from a distance but I had no desire to go up there. Guess I'm not a real mountaineer!
Posted May 10, 2005 11:37 pm

rpcThat's a beauty of a shot Nelson!

rpc

Voted 10/10

Thanks for posting!
Posted May 11, 2005 12:25 pm

NelsonRe: That's a beauty of a shot Nelson!

Nelson

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Thanks Radek. Unlike me, you and Shirley probably would want to go up there, and you'd knock the sucker off in a couple of days! Take care.
Posted May 12, 2005 9:17 am

Damien GildeaEast - Not South

Damien Gildea

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Yeh, yeh, Nelson, it's a nice shot :-)) but this is the east face of LL (same as the main title page photo), not the south. This here is the face you see when you walk north above KG and look left. That's the NE ridge on the right and the SE ridge on the left.

The S face is the big face around out of sight to the left that is directly above the river and the village of Langtang.

D
Posted Mar 13, 2006 11:31 pm

NelsonRe: East - Not South

Nelson

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East, shmeast. Seen one big Himalayan face, seen 'em all. :-}

Thanks for the correction, sir. I have changed the caption. Anyone been crazy enough to climb that face?
Posted Mar 14, 2006 4:32 am

Damien GildeaRe: East - Not South

Damien Gildea

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Nope, no ascents, at least not officially. There has been a lot of unofficial climbing done in Langtang, but I think the climbing community would have heard about something like that eventually. I've looked upon it myself, way out of my league. There are some obvious ribs, difficult but natural lines, however they are all threatened by serious seracs at the top. Might change in future years.

D
Posted Mar 14, 2006 9:30 pm

BCJAmazing clarity

BCJ

Voted 10/10

Great photo. Certainly is an intimidating face. Thanks for sharing!
Posted Oct 18, 2008 2:54 am

NelsonRe: Amazing clarity

Nelson

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Thanks for stopping by and for your comment. Glad you like the shot!
Posted Oct 18, 2008 8:37 pm

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NelsonSubmitted by Nelson
on Apr 23, 2005 12:00 pm

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Lat/Lon: 28.25000°N / 85.52000°E
Object Title: East face of Langtang Lirung