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lsheenNow THAT'S a MOUNTAIN!

lsheen

Voted 10/10

What a beast... nothing else like it on the face of the planet.

So many incredible stories - the one that impresses me the most is "The Belay". Pete Schoening - a true hero. "The Belay" - one of the most heroic acts I've ever heard of.

This mountain inspires awe, fear, and joy in me - all at the same time!

That wisp of cloud tailing northeast off the summit - the weather turned BAD up high within a day, didn't it? From what I've read, that's usually the first sign of worsening weather - and K2 certainly has PLENTY of bad weather!

Thanks for taking the time to share this great photo,

Big Lew
Posted Sep 22, 2012 7:25 pm

EricChuExcellent pic!

EricChu

Voted 10/10

It would be nice to see this on the front page tomorrow!
Posted Sep 22, 2012 8:33 pm

lcarreauRe: Excellent pic!

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

Be careful what you wish for, because it might
come true.
Posted Sep 22, 2012 11:00 pm

lsheenFor those who don't know about it...

lsheen

Voted 10/10

"The Belay" by Pete Schoening:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/2004/oct/04/guardianobituaries.sport

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pete_Schoening

...One of the most famous events in 8,000er history.

Art Gilkey subsequently died - but there are five men who owe their lives to Pete's quick reflexes.

Big Lew
Posted Sep 22, 2012 11:01 pm

TyeDyeTwinsHell ya!

TyeDyeTwins

Voted 10/10

Something gives me the feeling that this shot will be a future Pic of the Week. Great photo!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing.
Posted Sep 23, 2012 12:30 am

Matt LemkeCoincidence...or planned?

Matt Lemke

Hasn't voted

Did you purposely post this photo on the 6th anniversary of Pete's passing? Great photo!
Posted Sep 23, 2012 2:37 pm

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