close-up on Makalu as seen from Mera Peak

close-up on Makalu as seen from Mera Peak

close-up shot on Makalu as seen from Mera Peak - SSW side (October 2003)
Mathias Zehring
on Feb 25, 2004 4:36 pm
Image Type(s): Scenery,  Panorama
Image ID: 43278


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mountaindog - Feb 25, 2004 5:24 pm - Voted 10/10

Amazing shot!

This picture is simply breathtaking. It would make a great poster.


tlogan - Feb 25, 2004 6:09 pm - Voted 10/10


Mathias this is a stunning, fantastic shot... congrats!Do you have any info. on routes on Makalu?

Mathias Zehring

Mathias Zehring - Feb 26, 2004 3:49 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Amazing

thank you - all - for your comments. Routes? I only have an old book from Messner form 1986, so I don't have info about routes without further research

Damien Gildea

Damien Gildea - Mar 3, 2004 5:24 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Amazing

The regular NW ridge route is pretty much the left skyline, but partly hidden. There is a Kukukzca variation on this too.

Right of that is the famous west face - essentially unclimbed, the 'last big problem' of the Himalaya, though the Russians did a route up the righthand side of it a few years ago.

Right of that is the stunning West Pillar, climbed by Paragot's French team in 1971 and repeated by Roskelly, Loretan & Troillet and a few others. Maybe the most impressive line on an 8000er.

Right of that again is the south face, soloed by Beghin in the late 80s, but maybe has a Czech route on it too ?

The right skyline is basically the southeast ridge, which has had at least two ascents, the most recent by Dan Mazur and friends in 95 or so.

A similar photo to this was taken from a plane in the 1930s and mistakenly published as being of Everest - mainly as it looked so impressive !



desainme - Jun 18, 2004 3:50 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Amazing

The True Big Mac already super-sized and not requiring fries.


tomi - Feb 25, 2004 6:46 pm - Hasn't voted

Great shot

One of the best shots. So clean. I like the clouds over the summit.


Kenzo Okawa

Kenzo Okawa - Feb 27, 2004 10:01 am - Voted 10/10

Super shot!

It will one of the best shot of Makalu. A lot of thanks for posting.


eza - Mar 3, 2004 8:38 am - Voted 10/10


Never seen before this side of Makalu. No wonder they thought it to be Mount Everest back in the 30's. Great shot, Mathias. Congratulations


Charles - Mar 3, 2004 9:06 am - Hasn't voted

Nice shot

That´s a really good shot! Like it Like it


vertx - Mar 3, 2004 11:31 am - Voted 10/10

Signature Photo

What a beautiful shot! Deserves the front page for sure. I made it the signature photo of the Makalu page.


seba_mallnitz - Mar 4, 2004 11:15 am - Hasn't voted


This is amazing!

Your pictures are wonderful!


Greetz Seba!

Alan Sharp

Alan Sharp - Mar 4, 2004 11:26 am - Hasn't voted

Now I can't wait

Terrific shot Matthias. I'm setting off for Mera in 3 weeks now, looking forward to seeing this view for real and only hope I can shoot it half as well!

Mathias Zehring

Mathias Zehring - Mar 4, 2004 2:25 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Now I can't wait

Good luck to you, especially concerning the weather! Which route will you take?

Alan Sharp

Alan Sharp - Mar 5, 2004 7:06 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Now I can't wait

The normal trekking route, base camp on the Mera La, high camp on the glacier, then traversing the north and central summits on the way to the south summit. Looking forward to it big time!


scottfromcali - Mar 4, 2004 7:26 pm - Hasn't voted

Lenticular Cloud

Those are Lenticualar Clouds, their formations tell of increased wind activity its typcial for them to form over the summit of a mountain. There's a beutiful shot of Mt Hood that has a very well developed lenticular over her summit.

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