Great Trango Tower Camp

Doug Dean enjoys a delicious meal of freeze-dried gravel at about 17,500 feet (5300m) on Great Trango Tower, Karakorum Range, Pakistan. Over the top of the tent are Paiyu Peak and Uli Biaho Tower.

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Zac Finley

Zac Finley - Mar 4, 2006 11:13 am - Voted 10/10

Wow

What an awesome place to throw up a tent! I'd love to wake up, look out my tent and have that view first thing in the morning.

Eric Sandbo

Eric Sandbo - Mar 4, 2006 5:46 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Wow

Thanks. I was stuck there for a couple of days with altitude sickness, in a tent small enough that when I laid on my back I could touch all 4 walls with my head, heels, and elbows. Except when Doug was in it, too, which was most of the time. But all that time, even when on the verge of puking, I had no doubts about being there. That was my only overseas climbing trip, and it was worth every penny and every minute. I hope to take my family to Yellowstone this summer. We won't be climbing, but I'll try to look you up.

justahiker

justahiker - Apr 8, 2007 5:00 am - Voted 10/10

What a view!!

Despite alltitude sickness, man, you had awesome view!!!
Would like to check this place once in a lifetime!!!

Salute!!!

Eric Sandbo

Eric Sandbo - Apr 13, 2007 8:36 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: What a view!!

Ain't it a kick? And the peaks around us in other directions were almost as spectacular. Very accessible, too, compared to K2, the Gasherbrums, etc.

marlonwarren

marlonwarren - Jul 19, 2007 2:19 pm - Voted 10/10

Great pic and campsite!

Sorry about Altitude sickness, but I think this pic make it worthwhile, (I hope). Thanks for sharing.

cheers
marlon

Eric Sandbo

Eric Sandbo - Jul 24, 2007 2:22 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great pic and campsite!

Exactly how I felt - it was entirely worthwhile. Thanks for the nice note.

Bluecube22

Bluecube22 - May 20, 2008 10:17 pm - Hasn't voted

amazing

now thats climbing at its best i would love to climb there looks like another world very nice
back ground

Eric Sandbo

Eric Sandbo - May 21, 2008 10:28 am - Hasn't voted

Re: amazing

The amazing part to me was that just down the valley, before we hit the Baltoro Glacier, we were in sagebrush country. Trudging along with our eyes on the ground, we saw dry grass, clumps of drought-resistant brush, and dust. Lots of dust. Could have been the set for an American cowboy movie. Until you looked up... and up.
Good luck on Baker this weekend.

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