Annapurna trail - A donkeys' caravan near Pisang

Swargadwari Danda - or Paungda Danda - m. 4800 in the back ground.


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Bill Reed

Bill Reed - Dec 15, 2011 2:55 pm - Hasn't voted

Looks like a..........

massive slab avalanche broke off the peak in the distance.


lsheen - Jun 22, 2012 11:28 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Looks like a..........

Swargadwari Danda, ~4800 m. Other names are Paungda Danda, Heaven's Hill, Granite Wave.

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Silvia Mazzani

Silvia Mazzani - Jun 22, 2012 11:56 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Looks like a..........

I know this peak as Paungda Danda; the picture on "Flick" is some years latest than this one, but shows the same's interesting...i think maybe it was a land-slide rather than a snown avalanche....
Thanks for you comment, Big Lew


lsheen - Jun 22, 2012 9:49 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Looks like a..........

Hi Sylvia,

I have learned that many lesser Himalayan peaks have several names. I guess that part of this is because in places two regions can see different sides of the same peak, and because of the difficulty getting from one region to another, each region has a different name for the peak.

Then there are ethnic differences, religious differences, language differences, and when you put all these things together you get different names for the same mountain.

The larger peaks are different - famous - and so the names are usually agreed upon. But, interestingly, with #1 (Everest) and #2 (K2) - for various reasons the now-accepted names are the WESTERN names!

And also interesting - some of the peaks just below 8,000 meters seem to be nameless. Annapurna II (7937m - just over half a football pitch from 8,000m)? Really? No local name for this incredible peak, just a few meters in elevation from being an 8,000'er?



Big Lew

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