East face of Langtang Lirung

East face of Langtang Lirung

The mighty east face of Langtang Lirung, from above Kyanjing Gompa. The NE ridge is on the right and the SE ridge on the left. March, 1991.
on Apr 23, 2005 12:00 pm
Image ID: 101888


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Nelson - Apr 23, 2005 12:17 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Cool!

You're welcome. A couple more on the way...

Tomek Lodowy

Tomek Lodowy - Dec 26, 2005 7:36 pm - Voted 10/10


It has always knocked me out, gorgeous view !!


brenta - Apr 23, 2005 12:31 pm - Voted 10/10

Mighty is the right word

to describe this face. Great picture!


Nelson - Apr 23, 2005 1:25 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Mighty is the right word

Thanks brenta. I remember this clearly as one of those times when I felt very small in the face of such terrible grandeur.


kunlun - Apr 29, 2005 1:46 pm - Voted 10/10

Very sharp



Nelson - Apr 30, 2005 1:42 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Very sharp

Thanks, glad you like it!


Nelson - May 10, 2005 11:37 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: the snow looks like shiny silk

Thanks Lolli! It was truly beautiful but also terrifying, with those huge hanging glaciers and avalanche chutes. It was fantastic to look at from a distance but I had no desire to go up there. Guess I'm not a real mountaineer!


rpc - May 11, 2005 12:25 pm - Voted 10/10

That's a beauty of a shot Nelson!

Thanks for posting!


Nelson - May 12, 2005 9:17 am - Hasn't voted

Re: That's a beauty of a shot Nelson!

Thanks Radek. Unlike me, you and Shirley probably would want to go up there, and you'd knock the sucker off in a couple of days! Take care.

Damien Gildea

Damien Gildea - Mar 13, 2006 11:31 pm - Hasn't voted

East - Not South

Yeh, yeh, Nelson, it's a nice shot :-)) but this is the east face of LL (same as the main title page photo), not the south. This here is the face you see when you walk north above KG and look left. That's the NE ridge on the right and the SE ridge on the left.

The S face is the big face around out of sight to the left that is directly above the river and the village of Langtang.



Nelson - Mar 14, 2006 4:32 am - Hasn't voted

Re: East - Not South

East, shmeast. Seen one big Himalayan face, seen 'em all. :-}

Thanks for the correction, sir. I have changed the caption. Anyone been crazy enough to climb that face?

Damien Gildea

Damien Gildea - Mar 14, 2006 9:30 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: East - Not South

Nope, no ascents, at least not officially. There has been a lot of unofficial climbing done in Langtang, but I think the climbing community would have heard about something like that eventually. I've looked upon it myself, way out of my league. There are some obvious ribs, difficult but natural lines, however they are all threatened by serious seracs at the top. Might change in future years.



BCJ - Oct 18, 2008 2:54 am - Voted 10/10

Amazing clarity

Great photo. Certainly is an intimidating face. Thanks for sharing!


Nelson - Oct 18, 2008 8:37 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Amazing clarity

Thanks for stopping by and for your comment. Glad you like the shot!

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