Icy Summit Pyramid of Chopicalqui

The icy summit pyramid of Chopicalqui, in the Cordillera Blanca of Peru, emerging from storm clouds after our descent from the peak. No views from the top, but spectacular scenery as the storm cleared out. By Howie Silleck, July 9, 2007.

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hhsilleck

hhsilleck - Jul 31, 2007 10:10 am - Hasn't voted

Re: This is spectacular

Thank you BalletBoy - good luck on Huascaran - that's a big and imposing mountain! Have fun!
Cheers,
Howie

gracia

gracia - Jul 31, 2007 3:59 am - Voted 10/10

absolutely incredible!

One of the most amazing pic that I´ve never seen in the sp´s gallery!. CONGRATULATIONS!.
You must get "photo of the week".

Greetings from Spain,

Gracia

hhsilleck

hhsilleck - Jul 31, 2007 10:11 am - Hasn't voted

Re: absolutely incredible!

Thank you Gracia for the very kind compliment!
Cheers,
Howie

alpinerunner

alpinerunner - Jul 31, 2007 4:05 am - Voted 10/10

FANTASTICA!

Great shot!

Bravo

hhsilleck

hhsilleck - Jul 31, 2007 10:18 am - Hasn't voted

Re: FANTASTICA!

Thanks alpinerunner!
Cheers,
Howie

Dan Dalton

Dan Dalton - Jul 31, 2007 7:34 am - Voted 10/10

Looks very...

forboding and very gorgeous at the same time. Nice shot, thanks for posting.

Dan

hhsilleck

hhsilleck - Jul 31, 2007 10:20 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Looks very...

Thanks for the kind words Dan - and greetings from a fellow CC alumnus. Say "hi" to the chemistry department for me!
Cheers,
Howie

Nanuls

Nanuls - Jul 31, 2007 8:06 am - Voted 10/10

Kick ass shot

What can I say? congratulations!

hhsilleck

hhsilleck - Jul 31, 2007 12:14 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Kick ass shot

Thanks Nanuls!
Howie

tphubbard

tphubbard - Jul 31, 2007 8:46 am - Voted 10/10

looks

alien.

hhsilleck

hhsilleck - Jul 31, 2007 9:15 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: looks

The ice flutings definitely have an otherworldly feel to them.
Cheers,
Howie

climbxclimb

climbxclimb - Jul 31, 2007 9:16 am - Voted 10/10

WOW!

It seams to be on another planet!

hhsilleck

hhsilleck - Jul 31, 2007 9:16 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: WOW!

Thanks clilmbxclimb!
Cheers,
Howie

Lupino

Lupino - Jul 31, 2007 9:59 am - Voted 10/10

Silk

It seems like a silk mantle Very very nice.
Poalo

hhsilleck

hhsilleck - Jul 31, 2007 9:16 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Silk

Thank you very much! I do like the texture of the ice in this shot.
Cheers,
Howie

CClaude

CClaude - Jul 31, 2007 10:11 am - Voted 10/10

Awesome shot

Howie,

The contrasts are gorgous, especially in the departing storm. When I did it I only had bluebird days.....

hhsilleck

hhsilleck - Jul 31, 2007 9:18 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Awesome shot

Thanks CClaude - I wish we'd had some blue skies that day! I was a bit disappointed by the weather during our climb, but I really do like experiencing the mountains in varied conditions. Sometimes bad weather makes for interesting stories!
Cheers,
Howie

Brad Marshall

Brad Marshall - Jul 31, 2007 12:25 pm - Voted 10/10

WOW

Another great shot. The ice formations in front don't even look real when viewing you shot full size. This one would be on a wall somewhere in the house. Keep up the great work!

hhsilleck

hhsilleck - Jul 31, 2007 9:19 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: WOW

Thanks again Brad - I think this one might make it onto a wall somewhere in my house :)
Cheers,
Howie

neoday

neoday - Jul 31, 2007 1:51 pm - Hasn't voted

Holy

moly! that is amazing- wonderful lighting, very big, wow- gives me the shivers!

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