Baruntse North from Amphu Labsa pass

Baruntse (24,102 ft / 7319 m) (actually Khali Himal / Baruntse North (23,100 ft / 7041 m) (the peak further left and back)) from Amphu Labsa pass (19,193 ft / 5850 m). The Hongu valley is off to the right, and the Imja valley is to the left. 10 October 2005


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Tomas Kristofory

Tomas Kristofory - Mar 25, 2008 5:23 am - Voted 10/10

Much better

... than valued till now! Deserves much more votes; perfect photo. Cheers Tomas :)


Lodewijk - Mar 25, 2008 9:54 am - Voted 10/10


Fantastic picture, What a giant mountain!
Thanks for posting, Lodewijk


jt222us - Mar 26, 2008 1:10 am - Voted 10/10

Awesome Pic

What's the vertical on the face of the mountain shown in the photo?


dmiki - Mar 26, 2008 3:04 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Awesome Pic

Do you mean what the angle of the slope is?

I found this for you:
"On an icy part, where the steepness reached 75-80 degrees"
"There will be 2000 meters of vertical ice and rock face"
"Height of the wall 2550 m" (some nice pictures here)

Actually the peak on the picture (the one further left and back) is Khali Himal / Baruntse North (23,100 ft / 7041 m)

Tomek Lodowy

Tomek Lodowy - Dec 15, 2010 1:36 pm - Voted 10/10

too much beauty

in your gallery !

That shot gives the perfect feeling how huge the mountain is, fantastic pic!

Merry Christmas!



Narcisse - Dec 28, 2010 7:40 pm - Voted 10/10


But this is "home" to me and I am still totally lost - Where on earth are you standing taking the photo? It's a great shot! And very interesting... Thanks for posting!


dmiki - Dec 28, 2010 11:54 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Sorry...

If I recall correctly, this was snapped after climbing a few meters westwards along the ridge after gaining the pass.


Bruno - Sep 25, 2011 1:48 am - Voted 10/10

Amphu I

As you wrote, the peak at the end of the ridge is Baruntse North. In the foreground, the highest point is called Amphu I (6840m Schneider map, 6740 Finn map)and is still unclimbed.
Great shot!

PS. Not sure where you got the altitude of 7319m for Baruntse, but the Himalayan Database give the altitudes of 7129m, 7152m, 7168m and 7220, with 7152m being the one considered as the most "authoritative".

upendra - Apr 2, 2012 7:47 am - Hasn't voted

Great !

Its a very good photograph with perfect exposure and light conditions. is it taken on SLR?


dmiki - Apr 2, 2012 10:53 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great !

Just a basic compact camera.

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