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Ivan waiting for some other climbers. We're on the way down from C2. The night was a normal -25 -30C, but when the sun comes up it feels warm at once.
The ridge we're on is quite sharp with drops of 400-500m on both sides.
In the background: To the left Baltoro Kangri (7800m) and Gasherbrum VI/Chochordin Peak (7003m). The person with the red helmet is one of the Turkish Gasherbrum II summiteers.

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Damien GildeaGreat Shot !

Damien Gildea

Voted 10/10

I like to see real climbing shots from the route like this - well done.



I'm pretty sure all the G peaks have been climbed, but maybe it is G5 that had the illegal ascent by an Italian woman in the 80s, that is disputed. I will check when I get home.



D
Posted Sep 20, 2005 4:43 am

CoraxRe: Great Shot !

Corax

Hasn't voted

G V - climbed by a Japanese party. Mukaide, Sato and Sakaguchi.

G VI - I have not heard about any ascents there and I was climbing with Vlada Skripko, who's number two in the Russian Climbing Federation. He had not heard about any ascents and he told me there had been a Russian recce this year. It's main objective was the unclimbed face of Masherbrum, but they had also looked G VI. Kosholenko will lead I guess.

That's all I know. Happy for any input on this.



Yes, one more thing - This site states G VI as unclimbed
Posted Sep 20, 2005 4:55 am

DebRe: Great Shot !

Deb

Voted 10/10

Spectacular!! Gives me goose bumps!
Posted Sep 30, 2005 7:02 pm

CoraxGoose bumps

Corax

Hasn't voted

Thanks Deb!

I was walking around with goose bumps day in and day out down there. A great area and lots of memorable moments.
Posted Oct 1, 2005 10:32 am

CoraxFor the record

Corax

Hasn't voted

Obviously only the east peak of GV (7006m) was summited by the above mentioned Japanese team. The main (7147m) remains unclimbed.
Posted Sep 26, 2008 11:56 am

BignickI love this shot

Bignick

Voted 10/10

It stirs up all kinds of emotions in me. It make me wish I was there, but I would have a difficult time with sensory overload! The views are breathtaking, the exposure exhilarating and sickening, and overwhelming feeling one gets in such an isolated area. What feelings did you have? Great job!
Posted Oct 9, 2005 4:20 pm

CoraxRe: I love this shot

Corax

Hasn't voted

Thanks for the nice words and input.



The feelings i had up there were the feelings of freedom and grandeur. I felt so small there looking down on the huge glaciers and up on the massive peaks. Whereever you looked, there were impressive things to look at.

Walking the ridge was great. A perfect combination of a little bit of danger, that made you take care and stay sharp, but it was easy enough to let you relax completely and enjoy everything around you.
Posted Oct 10, 2005 6:04 am

tommiGreat Shot

tommi

Voted 10/10

Really great Pic. An amazing View!
Posted Sep 13, 2006 12:58 pm

CoraxRe: Great Shot

Corax

Hasn't voted

Thanks Tommi.
One of the best views I've ever had :-)
Posted Sep 13, 2006 9:31 pm

Den Arkin Smithfor the expert one :)

Den Arkin Smith

Voted 10/10

Hey Corax! Why didn't you tell me, that you 're a professional photographer and an expert climber??!!!
Man, I could be watchin' your images for an infinity! Anyway, after browsing your site it's perfectly clear to me who has commented my poor pic.
Shit! If I were there with your party on any of your climbs..!!!
Yeah...take care!
Posted Nov 13, 2006 11:13 am

CoraxRe: for the expert one :)

Corax

Hasn't voted

Thanks for the very nice comments! You have some excellent photos and I've voted accordingly.

Cheers, JC.
Posted Nov 20, 2006 2:04 am

Alpine72Amazing

Alpine72

Voted 10/10

Wonderfull picture!! Stunning!!
Posted Dec 22, 2006 10:29 pm

CoraxRe: Amazing

Corax

Hasn't voted

Thanks Alpine!
Posted Dec 23, 2006 11:45 am

ibndalightAmazing

ibndalight

Voted 10/10

That a great shot
Posted Jan 24, 2007 4:27 am

marlonwarrenExcellent View!

marlonwarren

Voted 10/10

This is a amazing photograph, color, depth of field, excitement ect. Very Gnarly on both sides.

Keep up the great work, and excellent trip report also.

cheers
marlon
Posted Nov 1, 2007 7:10 pm

CoraxRe: Excellent View!

Corax

Hasn't voted

Thanks for the nice words!
Posted Nov 2, 2007 6:02 pm

wimsJust sick

Voted 10/10

Thats just sick, excellent photo
Posted Aug 30, 2010 3:01 am

CoraxRe: Just sick

Corax

Hasn't voted

Thanks for the comment!
Posted Oct 16, 2010 2:25 am

Bergmonsterwow

Bergmonster

Voted 10/10

extremely beautiful! respect :-))
Posted Sep 1, 2010 3:16 pm

CoraxRe: wow

Corax

Hasn't voted

Thanks!
Posted Oct 16, 2010 2:25 am

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