Descending the spectacular west ridge unroped

Descending the spectacular west ridge unroped

Straight ahead of me is the East face of Huascaran Norte
on Dec 10, 2009 3:38 am
Image ID: 581349


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BigRob - Dec 10, 2009 11:34 am - Voted 10/10


Great action shot. Looks like your getting ready to take a leap.


ClimberMan420 - Dec 10, 2009 6:23 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Excellent

haha, yeah that would be a crazy idea. I think i was more in the "ready for anything" position

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Dec 11, 2009 8:07 am - Voted 10/10

very pretty

nice composition, great photo!


etai101 - Dec 11, 2009 8:27 am - Voted 9/10


that mountain just gives away amzing shots

Princess Buttercup

Princess Buttercup - Dec 11, 2009 9:26 am - Hasn't voted


What an adventure!


wasclywabbit - Dec 11, 2009 12:27 pm - Voted 10/10


Beautiful shot that really captures the "pucker factor" of the descent.


lcarreau - Dec 11, 2009 9:47 pm - Voted 10/10

Great mountain picture,

and I was very happy to see it get "Front Page"
recognition !!!


Charles - Dec 13, 2009 12:28 pm - Voted 10/10

Great shot

I guess a rope would have been more or less useless there.

Diego Sahagún

Diego Sahagún - Dec 13, 2009 7:20 pm - Hasn't voted

What's that mountain...

in front?


Note: I think that the pic caption in your profile page is wrong


ClimberMan420 - Dec 16, 2009 3:50 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: What's that mountain...

Straight ahead is Huacaran Norte over 6600m and to the left is Huascaran Sur. We believed that the horizon on the right was the Pacific Ocean, though we could see more clealy from earlier in the mroning at sunrise. Quite the distance and vertical though at over 6000m!


JoelSkok - Sep 14, 2011 6:04 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: What's that mountain...

If you're looking north to the massive summits of Huascaran then the Pacific Ocean would be to your left, to the west. A forgiveable oversight, as hypoxia sets in at the impressive altitude you earned the old fashioned way. Impressive work, stunning foto. Alibedes all around.


ClimberMan420 - Nov 13, 2011 6:52 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: What's that mountain...

Actually Huascaran Norte is straight West of Chopi and the ocean is visible over its shoulder. You can see this on Google Earth quite clearly. I dont know if that is exactly what you see in this photo. It may be a layer of stratus clouds over the ocean but earlier in the morning we could almost certainly see the Pacific!


Bombchaser - Dec 15, 2009 4:19 pm - Hasn't voted


This is a badass photo. Great action shot.


p-mike - Dec 17, 2009 6:40 am - Voted 10/10

Great picture!

Great shot, it mean the mountain action...


Aquila - Dec 18, 2009 6:56 am - Voted 9/10


Wow..really a stunning photo!


KRZYS - Dec 18, 2009 6:29 pm - Voted 10/10

This is it...

beautiful shot!


TimB - Nov 12, 2010 9:03 pm - Hasn't voted

Gets my...

heart rate up just looking at the pic!
Can't imagine what it was like descending that thing unroped.

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