Clear morning, bright skies,...

Clear morning, bright skies, for half an hour. Then a darker shade of blue arrived and gale force winds started whip away the clouds which tried to assemble around the big peaks.
NOT a day you want to be high up on any of the "G's". I was on my way to C2 on Gasherbrum II/III, but turned back. Photo shot from 5800m, about an hour's walk away from C1.

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kunlun

kunlun - Aug 29, 2005 10:01 pm - Voted 10/10

Awesome!!

This will be my next destination..

Corax

Corax - Aug 30, 2005 9:24 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Awesome!!

Thanks!

You will not get disappointed. The area is fantastic!

Nelson

Nelson - Aug 29, 2005 11:11 pm - Voted 10/10

Awestruck

Incredible shot. The Greater Ranges are, well, GREAT!

Corax

Corax - Aug 31, 2005 6:52 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Awestruck

Thanks!

Yes they are!

:-)

besucher01

besucher01 - Aug 30, 2005 3:41 am - Voted 10/10

Spectacular image!!!

....I have to come back in Pakistan to see that!!

Bye

Marco



Corax

Corax - Aug 31, 2005 6:53 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Spectacular image!!!

Thanks!

I have been to Pakistan seven times and I can't get enough of the place.

brenta

brenta - Aug 30, 2005 4:52 am - Voted 10/10

A mighty struggle...

...between the wind and the peak. Beautiful composition.

Corax

Corax - Sep 1, 2005 4:28 am - Hasn't voted

Re: A mighty struggle...

Yes, the struggle was fascinating. At some times the plume from the summit was many km long.

Jack B

Jack B - Aug 30, 2005 7:36 pm - Voted 10/10

What a great photo!

Awesome. Probably isn't that disappointing to turn around when you still get to take away a photo like that!

Corax

Corax - Sep 1, 2005 4:30 am - Hasn't voted

Re: What a great photo!

:-)

No and that's the way it is up there. The Karakorams are (in)famous for bad weather and the days you can't climb, you can enjoy other things, for ex. dramatic views like this one.

Antonio Giani

Antonio Giani - Aug 31, 2005 9:36 am - Voted 10/10

Grande...

Immagine



Antonio

Corax

Corax - Sep 1, 2005 4:32 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Grande...

Thanks Antonio!

rickford

rickford - Aug 31, 2005 9:41 am - Hasn't voted

nice shot!

I have never seen GIV from this angle. Very striking. It is like a giant himalayan version of Alpamayo. Very nice shot.

Corax

Corax - Sep 1, 2005 4:36 am - Hasn't voted

Only climbers

Only climbers of the Gasherbrum group mountains sees it from this side. You have to have a climbing permit and then you have to walk a couple of km up the Gasherbrum glacier. Then it appears, the mighty GIV!

Have a look here for more details about how to get up to the foot of the peak

Algojeff - Aug 31, 2005 6:47 pm - Hasn't voted

Reminessence of... Walter Bonatti and Carlo Mauri

Like others said, this is a striking view of GIV. Just reminds me how huge were those efforts made by the first succesfull party, back in 1958.

Corax

Corax - Sep 1, 2005 4:38 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Reminessence of... Walter Bonatti and Carlo Mauri

Yes!

Just imagine the clothing of 1958!

The climbers of that era were tough!

jvemery

jvemery - Sep 1, 2005 2:37 am - Voted 10/10

Wow!

Other Worldly!

Corax

Corax - Sep 1, 2005 4:40 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Wow!

Thanks!

Sometimes you really feel like you were on another planet, when in those great ranges.

nurettin

nurettin - Sep 1, 2005 10:38 am - Voted 10/10

Awesome!

You did it again Corax! Many thanks for those beautiful shots!

Corax

Corax - Sep 1, 2005 5:02 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Awesome!

Thanks Nurettin!

I climbed with the Turkish team most of the time. Very nice people!

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