Avalanche on Ultar Glacier. This glacier flows down the south face of the Ultar Peaks which are located above Karimabad a short distance from the Karakoram highway.
on Feb 18, 2007 11:32 am
Image Type(s): Alpine Climbing
Image ID: 270740


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wuedesau - Feb 18, 2007 7:25 pm - Voted 10/10

Animated Gif

Great idea and impressive sequence!


tarol - Jul 2, 2007 9:22 am - Voted 10/10


That is very cool!


BigLee - Jul 2, 2007 9:52 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Wow



dmiki - Jul 22, 2007 7:47 am - Voted 10/10

Nice and clever idea

with the animation!


BigLee - Jul 22, 2007 8:10 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice and clever idea

Cheers, once I worked out how to make animated gifs in Photoshop it was a doddle to put together.


BigLee - Dec 30, 2007 3:01 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Awesome!

Thanks. This mountain face is renowned for being dangerous and hopefully this sequence helps explain why! Amazingly the first ascent was made via this way.


k2International - Feb 7, 2008 11:32 pm - Voted 10/10


in september 2006 i had the same experience. It was such a horrible scene coming down the avalance, just like the mountain is falling down, we had no place to hide for saftey except the hut, so we sit inside saying ALLAH, and the last pressure took away the roof sheets, however our lives were safe. there was almost 6inch snow covered at the bc after the storm was ended. Me. 2 japense and the hut owner, when we reached in afternoon, back to Karim abad, many people congratulated us, as the storm was heard and scence from karimabad as well. I have only 2 shots of the scene in my camera, from the beginning part not the end, because in the end we were inside the hut. Memorials of Japense climber Hasegawa san at the basecamp also stand as a witness of the strength of avalance falling from the straight angle of Ultar.

Tomas Kristofory

Tomas Kristofory - Feb 8, 2008 2:49 am - Voted 10/10


Wouldn't wish to stand in a way of this avalanche. Good idea of animated gif! Cheers Tomas :)

banzai.barbara - Feb 8, 2008 4:01 am - Voted 10/10


great idea for a gif though.
so cool. :-)


yoshix - Mar 17, 2008 6:04 pm - Hasn't voted


it was beatifull idea


EricChu - Jun 23, 2010 6:07 pm - Voted 10/10

Great idea!

This really gives us quite an impression of the dimension of that enormous avalanche!

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