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Xixa seen from the west....
Xixa seen from the west. Photo taken from a camp on the northern brink of the Himalayan main range. The November high winds in full action, blowing snow off the higher reaches of the peak.


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VelebitAnother beauty


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Great shot Corax, I can almost see the clouds moving! Seams you have quite a lot of such great shots stocked up :-)
Posted Dec 19, 2004 4:09 pm

CoraxRe: Another beauty


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Thanks Velebit, Thanks MZ!

It was a windy and very chilly day in a camp at the foot of the Himalayan range, west of Xixa. Later on in the day the wind really picked up and the plume of clouds and snow was stretched out like a mad looking pennant, probably tens of kms long.
Posted Dec 20, 2004 7:32 pm

Mathias ZehringStormy!

Mathias Zehring

Voted 10/10

This is a nature action shot! I am already freezing when looking at the picture...
Posted Dec 19, 2004 5:40 pm

Carl Valtercold & windy

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but a very clear day

great shot
Posted Oct 6, 2005 5:56 am

CoraxRe: cold & windy


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Yes, it's one of the usual "clear-sky-storms". It's common in fall and early winter. The jetstreams are of really high speeds and so are the ground winds.

The snow plumes blowing off the higher peaks can be dozens of km long.
Posted Oct 6, 2005 6:01 am

fabiopinaGreat Shot !


Voted 10/10

Great Shot !
Posted Nov 20, 2005 10:56 am

CoraxRe: Great Shot !


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Thanks Fabio!

One of those wonderful days up there in the winter of Tibet.
Posted Nov 20, 2005 6:14 pm

The OgreWow...

The Ogre

Voted 10/10

One of the finest shots I have seen on SP.
Posted Aug 2, 2006 1:21 am

CoraxRe: Wow...


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Thanks Ogre.
It was a beautiful day. Very windy, but very dramatic.
Posted Aug 22, 2006 12:13 am

TyeDyeTwinsGreat stuff........


Voted 10/10

Looks like quite the dramatic day up there. What a beautiful picture. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Posted Nov 10, 2009 1:09 am

CoraxRe: Great stuff........


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It was a very cold and windy, but nice November day. I was camping close to Gang Benchen right at the foot of the main Himalaya range. The following day I went to Xixa.
Posted Nov 10, 2009 11:10 pm

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