Concordia

The Concordia, all around are giant ice clad mountains of 7000 and 8000m. Concordia is at the heart of Karakoram range, and the centre of a complex of some of the world's highest peaks and many of its largest glaciers. It is a location steeped in history, redolent of the adventurous, questing spirit that drove the earliest explorers and mountaineers to pursue their objectives whatever the hardship met: G.T.Vigne who first discovered the Karakoram System; Lt.Montgomerie and Godwin Austen who first identified and measured the distant peaks including K-1(Masherbrum) and K2; Younghusband , Conway, Jacot-Guillarmod; the Duke of Abruzzi accompanied by his splendid photographer, Vittorio Sella; Kenneth Mason of the Survey of India; the Duke of Spoleto and Professor Desio; Dr. Visser and his wife; Shipton, Tilman and Auden; and the baltis, Balti men, and balti Porters who carried and endured for they knew not what. All contributed to the unraveling and understanding of this great, awe-inspiring mountains system; many are commemorated in the name of glaciers. passes and peaks.

Concordia, or Place de La Concorde as Martin Conway called this unique crossroads, is now the meeting place of mountaineers, trekkers, travelers, adventure and nature lovers from many lands brought together by shared interests and ideals and common goals.

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Adeel

Adeel - Dec 11, 2010 9:03 am - Voted 10/10

Beautiful Shot!

I think that foreground is broad peak and K2? Very nice photo with nice descriptions!

Afzal

Afzal - Dec 11, 2010 11:33 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Beautiful Shot!

Thanks advlov! you are right, the foreground peaks are K2 and Broad Peak but hidden in the clouds. I really appreciate your comments.
Regards, Afzal

rizwan

rizwan - Dec 12, 2010 12:15 am - Voted 10/10

mysterious

mysteri of concordia. good effort

Afzal

Afzal - Dec 12, 2010 5:38 am - Hasn't voted

Re: mysterious

Thanks!

justahiker

justahiker - Dec 12, 2010 4:59 am - Voted 10/10

Very misterious!

Nice photo!
Like always, anyway... :)

Thanks for sharing!

Afzal

Afzal - Dec 12, 2010 5:38 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Very misterious!

Thank you very much for your nice comments and vote.

Bombchaser

Bombchaser - Dec 12, 2010 12:18 pm - Voted 10/10

Way Cool.

What an awesome, icy capture.

Afzal

Afzal - Dec 12, 2010 12:27 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Way Cool.

Thank you so much!

SenadR

SenadR - Dec 12, 2010 9:50 pm - Voted 10/10

!

Well done Afzal!

Afzal

Afzal - Dec 12, 2010 10:02 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: !

Thank you very much for your comments and vote.
Best regards, Afzal

TimB

TimB - Dec 13, 2010 6:27 pm - Voted 10/10

When

did you take that photo, Afzal? Looks like more snow than you would usually see in the summer or fall season??

Afzal

Afzal - Dec 14, 2010 5:23 am - Hasn't voted

Re: When

The photo taken during July 2007. The weather conditions in the Karakoram mountains are extreme, even in summer season the weather changes dramatically, and snow fall is usual.

Thanks for looking at my photos and your valuable vote and comments.
Best regards, Afzal

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