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The summit of Peak 5950
The last few meters to the top of Peak 5950. The angle is about 50 degrees.
The summit of Kangchenjunga in the distance.
November, 1998.


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tomiinteresting snow surface


Voted 10/10

Whole set from Peak 5950 expedition is nice.

: )
Posted May 12, 2005 11:50 am

NelsonRe: interesting snow surface


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Thanks very much for your comment, Tomi. It's easier to get good photos in the midst of such magnificent mountains.
Posted May 17, 2005 8:55 am



Voted 10/10

Wow. I wish.

Keep posting like this, and I'll keep dreaming. ; )
Posted May 24, 2005 2:58 pm

NelsonRe: wow


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Thanks very much. The beauty of SP, isn't it: my dream bag is now full of more stuff then I'll ever get to!
Posted May 24, 2005 6:59 pm



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Nelson, this is a very powerful shot. I keep looking at it over and over again, and get totally psyched and desperate that I am still at my computer and not in the mountains. This is another fine example of your excellent photography skills!
Posted Jun 7, 2005 8:20 pm

NelsonRe: Powerful


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Thanks very much Misha. Your comments are always especially appreciated. There was a slight bulge in the route and it allowed me to climb up maybe 100 feet slightly offroute so I could get more of Kangchenjunga in the background. Then I waited until the two Sherpas were in a nice position. The angle of the sun was an added bonus. Thanks again.

By the way, your two recent Sierra Wave shots are fantastic!
Posted Jun 8, 2005 11:13 am



Voted 10/10

I haven't words.Only superlatives.Perfect...TA
Posted May 27, 2006 12:32 pm

Kenzo OkawaExciting moment!

Kenzo Okawa

Voted 10/10

Thanks for sharing, Nelson.
Posted Jan 13, 2007 4:37 am

NelsonRe: Exciting moment!


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Thanks for the comment Kenzo. I've been wanting to upload an improved scan of this image for a long time - larger size and better color balance - and I finally got around to it. Take care, Nelson
Posted Jan 28, 2007 4:20 pm

Wiktoria Plawskasnow

Wiktoria Plawska

Voted 10/10

Such an amount of snow, must have been great fun!

Posted Feb 17, 2009 8:05 pm

NelsonRe: snow


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Yes, lots of fun, and easy. Not the same as on the giants that surrounded us! Thanks for your comment.
Posted Feb 18, 2009 12:15 pm

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NelsonSubmitted by Nelson
on May 12, 2005 9:45 am

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Object Title: The summit of Peak 5950