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I'm backing off a bit shooting the last photo in the sequence. I gathered all the loose gear and chucked it into my tent. The wind was not as strong as I had expected, but enough to blow away some lighter gear (gloves and stuff sacks) which had been outside other tents. Remember; we're almost a km away from the bottom of the face.

One night a much larger avalanche hit. I thought the wind would rip my tent to pieces, but it stood strong.


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CoraxRe: if this was a huge one


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it's a hole in the snow halfway up, on the left side, with the snow cut off straight above

maybe that's not a hole after an avalanche?

I guess that is a large part of the old ice and snow, which has fallen off the face of the peak. That type of avalanches are very different from the one int he photo, as those are debris-filled, heavy, very noicy and unpredictable. The one in the photo is a swift, fast flowing powder snow avalanche.
Posted Sep 20, 2005 8:07 pm



Voted 10/10

Absolutely fantastic shot!!!!!
Posted Sep 20, 2005 12:09 pm

CoraxRe: Wow!!


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Thanks for the nice comment 2skinners!
Posted Sep 20, 2005 8:02 pm

7summitsGreat picture


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Hi Corax,

thansk for posting all the G pictures. Good to see some big, but lesser known mountains here. I love this area and can't wait ti get back. This picture reminded me of the constant avalanches on closeby Chogolisa, well shot.
Posted Oct 16, 2005 3:32 am

CoraxRe: Great picture


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Thanks Harry!

Yes, there are a lot of HUGE avalanches in this area. Scary, but very fascinating.
Posted Nov 10, 2005 10:44 am



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Great shot!! Not many pictures like this!! Impressive!!
Posted Feb 28, 2006 12:31 am

CoraxRe: Amazing!!


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It was amazing, thrilling, scary and beautiful at the same time.
The sight, the sound, the ground shaking and finally the cold ice crystals arriving.
Posted Mar 1, 2006 9:40 pm

AlpinistGreat photo series!


Voted 10/10

I like your tent too!
Posted Apr 23, 2007 11:35 pm

CoraxRe: Great photo series!


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It's a great tent isn't it!
Posted Apr 24, 2007 3:11 pm

marlonwarrenAnother Jewel


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I hope it was a great trip and climb. I know it hard to
capture it all in a photo. But you are very close!

Posted May 7, 2007 3:37 pm

CoraxRe: Another Jewel


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It was a nice trip to the high Karakorams.
Posted May 8, 2007 3:50 pm

bijan_tangonice shot!


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like any other of your works it looks and is very good . i guess that the tent is a millet because i've seen jc lafail using the same tent. have fun as you always do my friend!!!
Posted Oct 30, 2007 3:29 pm

CoraxRe: nice shot!


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I think the Millet tent is quite similar, but I have never seen it in reality. The tent I use on this photo is an Integral Desings. I like it a lot.
Posted Nov 2, 2007 7:30 pm

MarcsoltanLooks like


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Bibler I-tent. Is it?
Posted Sep 21, 2008 7:39 pm

CoraxIntegral Designs


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No, it's made by Integral Designs. My favorite mountaineering tent.
Posted Sep 23, 2008 6:07 am

BCJMust have been...


Voted 10/10

an incredible experience to see that so close to camp. Great photo!
Posted Oct 20, 2008 11:04 pm

CoraxRe: Must have been...


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I'm still happy I didn't pitch my tent where I first planned to set camp :-)
Posted Oct 29, 2008 12:04 pm

NoonduelerQuite a blast!


Voted 10/10

Amazing how much air a big avalanche can displace! Your photos are a real pleasure.
Posted Dec 7, 2008 11:49 am

CoraxRe: Quite a blast!


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Posted Dec 21, 2008 9:16 am

Liba Kopeckovatent

Liba Kopeckova

Voted 10/10

you just made a great ad for this tent. I never heard of this brand. I guess I will invest in an another tent to test it out.
Posted Jul 10, 2009 4:00 am

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