Ivan waiting for some other...

Ivan waiting for some other climbers. We're on the way down from C2. The night was a normal -25 -30C, but when the sun comes up it feels warm at once.
The ridge we're on is quite sharp with drops of 400-500m on both sides.
In the background: To the left Baltoro Kangri (7800m) and Gasherbrum VI/Chochordin Peak (7003m). The person with the red helmet is one of the Turkish Gasherbrum II summiteers.

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Damien Gildea

Damien Gildea - Sep 20, 2005 4:43 am - Voted 10/10

Great Shot !

I like to see real climbing shots from the route like this - well done.



I'm pretty sure all the G peaks have been climbed, but maybe it is G5 that had the illegal ascent by an Italian woman in the 80s, that is disputed. I will check when I get home.



D

Corax

Corax - Sep 20, 2005 4:55 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great Shot !

G V - climbed by a Japanese party. Mukaide, Sato and Sakaguchi.

G VI - I have not heard about any ascents there and I was climbing with Vlada Skripko, who's number two in the Russian Climbing Federation. He had not heard about any ascents and he told me there had been a Russian recce this year. It's main objective was the unclimbed face of Masherbrum, but they had also looked G VI. Kosholenko will lead I guess.

That's all I know. Happy for any input on this.



Yes, one more thing - This site states G VI as unclimbed

Deb

Deb - Sep 30, 2005 7:02 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Great Shot !

Spectacular!! Gives me goose bumps!

Corax

Corax - Oct 1, 2005 10:32 am - Hasn't voted

Goose bumps

Thanks Deb!

I was walking around with goose bumps day in and day out down there. A great area and lots of memorable moments.

Corax

Corax - Sep 26, 2008 11:56 am - Hasn't voted

For the record

Obviously only the east peak of GV (7006m) was summited by the above mentioned Japanese team. The main (7147m) remains unclimbed.

Bignick

Bignick - Oct 9, 2005 4:20 pm - Voted 10/10

I love this shot

It stirs up all kinds of emotions in me. It make me wish I was there, but I would have a difficult time with sensory overload! The views are breathtaking, the exposure exhilarating and sickening, and overwhelming feeling one gets in such an isolated area. What feelings did you have? Great job!

Corax

Corax - Oct 10, 2005 6:04 am - Hasn't voted

Re: I love this shot

Thanks for the nice words and input.



The feelings i had up there were the feelings of freedom and grandeur. I felt so small there looking down on the huge glaciers and up on the massive peaks. Whereever you looked, there were impressive things to look at.

Walking the ridge was great. A perfect combination of a little bit of danger, that made you take care and stay sharp, but it was easy enough to let you relax completely and enjoy everything around you.

tommi

tommi - Sep 13, 2006 12:58 pm - Voted 10/10

Great Shot

Really great Pic. An amazing View!

Corax

Corax - Sep 13, 2006 9:31 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great Shot

Thanks Tommi.
One of the best views I've ever had :-)

Den Arkin Smith

Den Arkin Smith - Nov 13, 2006 11:13 am - Voted 10/10

for the expert one :)

Hey Corax! Why didn't you tell me, that you 're a professional photographer and an expert climber??!!!
Man, I could be watchin' your images for an infinity! Anyway, after browsing your site it's perfectly clear to me who has commented my poor pic.
Shit! If I were there with your party on any of your climbs..!!!
Yeah...take care!

Corax

Corax - Nov 20, 2006 2:04 am - Hasn't voted

Re: for the expert one :)

Thanks for the very nice comments! You have some excellent photos and I've voted accordingly.

Cheers, JC.

Alpine72

Alpine72 - Dec 22, 2006 10:29 pm - Voted 10/10

Amazing

Wonderfull picture!! Stunning!!

Corax

Corax - Dec 23, 2006 11:45 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Amazing

Thanks Alpine!

ibndalight

ibndalight - Jan 24, 2007 4:27 am - Voted 10/10

Amazing

That a great shot

marlonwarren

marlonwarren - Nov 1, 2007 7:10 pm - Voted 10/10

Excellent View!

This is a amazing photograph, color, depth of field, excitement ect. Very Gnarly on both sides.

Keep up the great work, and excellent trip report also.

cheers
marlon

Corax

Corax - Nov 2, 2007 6:02 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Excellent View!

Thanks for the nice words!

wims - Aug 30, 2010 3:01 am - Voted 10/10

Just sick

Thats just sick, excellent photo

Corax

Corax - Oct 16, 2010 2:25 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Just sick

Thanks for the comment!

Bergmonster

Bergmonster - Sep 1, 2010 3:16 pm - Voted 10/10

wow

extremely beautiful! respect :-))

Corax

Corax - Oct 16, 2010 2:25 am - Hasn't voted

Re: wow

Thanks!

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