Hongu Chuli, Upper Hongu Valley

Hongu Chuli (Peak 6770), from Baruntse Base Camp in the Hongu Valley.
Taken during the crossing of the 20,000' Sherpani and West Cols, from Makalu Base Camp, enroute to the Khumbu.
November, 2002.


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darklyght - Oct 27, 2004 4:48 pm - Voted 10/10

great pic

wow really nice picture with nice colors

Antonio Giani

Antonio Giani - Oct 28, 2004 9:34 am - Voted 10/10


Immagine fantastica!!!



Benno - Oct 28, 2004 5:53 pm - Hasn't voted


What an incredible majestic beauty. And how sharp and clear everything looks. It will be the new background pic for my pc monitor. Thanks for sharing


Nelson - Oct 29, 2004 9:08 am - Hasn't voted

Thanks everyone!

I just wanted to say thanks for all the compliments I have received on this photograph. It was a special moment in a high and wild place. I'm glad I was able to share a bit of that. Thanks, SP.

Aaron Johnson

Aaron Johnson - Nov 1, 2004 9:16 pm - Voted 10/10



James C

James C - Apr 8, 2005 10:46 pm - Voted 10/10


This is the most amazing pic i hav ever seen. Very groovy


Nelson - Apr 9, 2005 1:35 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: wow

Thanks a lot JC. Glad you like it, and and appreciate your taking the time to comment. It was an awesome scene. I knew I had a good shot when I was taking it.

Good luck on your 14'er quest, man, that is a fantastic goal. Hey - you like a lot of the same bands that I still do! Now, that's cool!


alex_vega - Dec 25, 2005 7:41 am - Voted 10/10


Five stars for this fantastic shot :-)) Incredible colours!


tourwalk - Jan 16, 2006 1:55 am - Hasn't voted

Great picture!

The design, color, sharpness are impressive.

I'd like to know some informations of used camera and lens.

Thanks for fantastic picture.


Nelson - Jan 17, 2006 8:59 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great picture!

This is the same camera as the Kangchenjunga photo, but now I had a slightly better quality 24-85mm lens. The film was Fuji Provia 100F. I used a tripod and polarizing filter, and bracketed the exposure. I carefully framed the shot to include some foreground rocks which help add to the photo's depth. Thanks again.

Jeff Barile - Feb 14, 2006 4:13 am - Voted 10/10

A true tribute to nature.

At the risk of repeating nearly three years of previous comments, what a beautiful shot. Your crisp picture lets us appreciate nature's texture, from the ridges of rock and snow to the concentric arcs in foreground. Well done!


Nelson - Feb 14, 2006 1:54 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: A true tribute to nature.

Thanks man! It was a magic moment, we had been huddled in our dining tent playing cards while a cold mist settled around the camp. Suddenly that broke and I could see warm light outside.

I stepped outside and my jaw dropped. I raced for my tripod and set it carefully up carefully include those foreground rocks (of which some are missing in this scan). I knew I had a winner here. By the way this shot of Baruntse was taken at the same time but shooting north instead of south.

Thanks again.


NewDayRising - Feb 14, 2006 5:18 am - Voted 10/10

great shot

the eye follows the crevasses to the clouds to the summit. excellent photo!


Nelson - Feb 14, 2006 1:56 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: great shot

Thanks very much!


bbirtle - Apr 11, 2006 10:13 pm - Voted 10/10


... I love it. Nice one.


turistoalpinista - May 27, 2006 2:01 pm - Voted 10/10


Beatifull sky,glacier,mountain,clouds.Everything is ideal.Cheers.TA


pcirani@tiscali.it - Mar 22, 2007 11:38 pm - Voted 10/10


Fantastic! Paolo


adygaz - Dec 15, 2008 11:48 am - Voted 10/10

Great composition



Nelson - Dec 16, 2008 9:08 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great composition

Thanks for your comments on my photos, really appreciate it!


TyeDyeTwins - Oct 10, 2009 9:45 pm - Voted 10/10

A classic.......

A true SP classic. Just another masterpiece of yours. Thanks for sharing.

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