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Porters below Tent Peak
Porters carrying below Tent Peak, a short distance from Pangpema. October, 1998.
We would not get far on our Himalayan treks without these guys.

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brentaOn The Threshold

brenta

Voted 10/10

The pass leads into an enchanted land. The peak has just emerged from the depths... or so it seems. Great shot!
Posted May 15, 2005 4:41 pm

NelsonRe: On The Threshold

Nelson

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Thanks Brenta. Diemberger, in his book Spirits of the Air talks about an "enchanted" forest, not too far from here as the crow flies - the Barun Valley, I have been there. He recovered from illness there prior to a second and successful attempt on Makalu. "Enchanted" is a good word to describe these places, they are magical.
Posted May 17, 2005 6:43 pm

Jerry LRe: On The Threshold

Jerry L

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Wow. That's a really nice photo. It's one of those that makes you wish you where there as you sit behind the damn computor. You post some very nice photos.
Posted Jun 5, 2005 7:17 am

James Cone of the many

James C

Voted 10/10

that is one of the many face I would like to climb someday! Just the picture makes me want to clib it, pictures can do amazing things. Know anything about that face?
Posted Jul 28, 2006 3:14 am

NelsonRe: one of the many

Nelson

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Hi James. Glad you like the photo. That Tent Peak is also known as Kirat Chuli. I searched the web and also the Alpine Club's Himalayan Index, and came up with this:

Ascents and references
Kirat Chuli 7365 m 24163 ft 27o46'48" 88o11'24" No. = 906
Year Status Route Journal Year Volume Issue Page Diag Foto Ascent
1911 r AJ 1912 26 52, 113 319
1911 r AJ 1957 62 165 319
1911 r HJ 1937 9 167-171 319
1936 at AJ 1936 48 359 346
1936 at AJ 1937 49 254 41-48 346
1936 at HJ 1937 9 58-73 346
1937 at AJ 1938 50 256 139,140 355
1937 at BdW 1948 3 170-178 355
1937 at HJ 1938 10 222 355
1939 as Over Nepal Pk AJ 1957 62 167 362
1939 as Over Nepal Pk BdW 1948 3 170-178 362
1939 as Over Nepal Pk HJ 1946 13 46-53 y 362
1985 at from SW over Nepal Peak AJ 1987 92 336 241 2156
1985 at from Nepal Gap Gl. HJ 1985/86 43 112-114 y 2201
1995 at First ascent route AAJ 1997 39 71 270-278 5235
1995 at First ascent route HJ 1997 53 226-229 y 5235
2002 at High 2002 11 53-55 6510
Status: as=ascent at=attempt r=recce d=descent

The list of journal codes is here

The Alpine Club library, as well as CU and CDU should have those.

In any case, there is still a lot of exploratory climbing to do out there. Good luck!
Posted Jul 28, 2006 12:38 pm

NelsonRe: one of the many

Nelson

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PS. The should have been CSU not CDU. The columns in that list are: year, status (attampt, ascent), route (often blank), journal, year of publication, volume, issue (often blank), page. It is peak number 906 in their database.
Posted Jul 28, 2006 12:41 pm

NelsonRe: one of the many

Nelson

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PPS, ... and I did mean the American Alpine Club library in Golden, since you are in Colorado. They will have all those journals for sure.
Posted Jul 28, 2006 2:48 pm

KellfeSurreal :o

Voted 10/10

Good shot!!
Posted Aug 3, 2007 6:47 am

NelsonRe: Surreal :o

Nelson

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Hi Kelly. Thanks for the comment. This location was an easy one to fire off some good snapshots!

I just uploaded a larger and improved scan. Regards, Nelson
Posted Aug 4, 2007 11:42 am

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NelsonSubmitted by Nelson
on May 12, 2005 10:40 am

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