Alamkooh 4850 and Espilet Glacier

Alamkooh 4850 (Up) , Espilet Glacier (Down) , Route German's Flank 4400 (Center)

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nader

nader - Aug 16, 2007 9:53 am - Voted 10/10

Glacier

Nice shot. Are you sure this is not the Espilet Glacier? It is hard for me to say from this photo but this glacier is probably to the northwest of Alam Kooh. I think I can see the tip of the first Haft Khan Peak in the distance. That makes it the Espilet Glacier. Alam Chal Glacier is to the north and northeast of Alam Kooh.

Alamkuh

Alamkuh - Aug 17, 2007 12:13 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Glacier

ohhhh sorry , a big Error , yes this is a Espilet Glacier ...
* But is a true *

Marcsoltan

Marcsoltan - Nov 10, 2013 4:03 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Glacier

Hi Nader, when I climbed German's Ridge in 1966 this glacier was called Khersan e shomali Glacier. I have a few shots of it taken half way up the ridge. At some point in time the name must have changed. Do you know anything about that, or is Khersan e Shomali close to this glacier?

nader

nader - Nov 11, 2013 2:53 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Glacier

Hi Marc,

This glacier sits on the northwestern slopes of Alam Kooh as marked in this map that I made:

http://www.summitpost.org/large-map-of-takhte-soleyman-massif/429880

All maps that I have seen refer to this as Espilet Glacier. I have noted that locals use names other than what appears on maps, so I would not be surprised if someone called it Khersan e Shomali.

The Khersan Peaks themselves do not have any glaciers to speak of. There is a huge valley to the south of Alam Kooh and east of Khersan Peaks that is called Khersan Glacier. It might have been a glacier in the past but no significant snow remains there anymore at the end of summer.

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