K-2 as seen from  Gondogoro Pass

K-2 as seen from Gondogoro Pass

Copyright by Afzal The stunning view of K-2 (8611-M) from the top of the Gondogoro Pass (5585-M)early in the morning.
on Nov 27, 2009 1:53 am
Image Type(s): Alpine Climbing,  Hiking,  Scenery,  Panorama
Image ID: 577470


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Marcsoltan - Nov 27, 2009 10:09 am - Voted 10/10


stunning photo from Pakistan.
Just amazing, thank you for sharing,


Afzal - Nov 27, 2009 10:18 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Another...

Thank you very much Marc! for your kind remarks about K2 photo. Best regards, Afzal


Noondueler - Nov 27, 2009 12:42 pm - Voted 10/10


A bold shot of K2. I've read many famous accounts of the human history on the mountain. The beautiful alpenglow cloud coming off the top is an eerie reminder for me of what a dangerous and powerful peak this is.


Afzal - Nov 28, 2009 1:52 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Wow!

Thanks for your nice comments on K2 photo. K-2, only 773 feet lower than Everest, is considered the most challenging and beautiful of all mountains. First conquered by an Italian expedition on 31 July 1954, its perils are many, avalanches, landslides, frequent and unpredictable storm, and savage winds. It has claimed many lives. Its neighbours are equally beautiful and almost as challenging. Broad Peak, was climbed in 1955, Gasherbrum-I in 1958 and Masherbrum in 1960.
Best regards, Afzal


mamo - Nov 28, 2009 2:14 am - Voted 10/10


Great mountain, great picture !

ciao mamo


Afzal - Nov 28, 2009 2:25 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Thanks

Thank you very much for your nice comments. Best regards, Afzal


Kiefer - Nov 28, 2009 3:17 am - Voted 10/10

Afzel strikes again!

Dam, Afzel! You keep posting pictures like this, you're gonna make me guilty of kidnapping (my girlfriend) and setting up shop in Nepal/Tibet!
You live in a great corner of the world!!
Nice shot.


Afzal - Nov 28, 2009 7:00 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Afzel strikes again!

Thanks for your nice comments and vote to my K2 photo. I am glad that you like my photos. I really my self very lucky that I belongs to a Baltistan, Pakistan, the land of highest peaks on earth. I hope you will visit my beautiful homeland in near future. Thanks, Best regards, Afzal


Rybakov - Nov 28, 2009 7:28 am - Voted 10/10


You must have had a strong zoom lense. What equipment did you use? Is the photo taken this season? I heard there are difficult crevasses en route over Gondogoro now.
Great image.


Afzal - Nov 28, 2009 9:24 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Zoom

Thanks for your comments and vote. The photo taken during August 2004. The photo taken by a simple camera. The Gondogoro la was closed due to opening a large crevasse on the top of the pass. Only a few trekkers and climbers had crossed the Gondogoro la during summer 2007. However, the pass was reamained opened during the year 2008 and 2009. I have taken many photos of Gondogoro la which you can see in my "High Pass of Gondogoro La" Album.
Regards, Afzal


EricChu - Nov 28, 2009 6:51 pm - Voted 10/10

A great photo!

One of the most gripping photos of K2 I've seen in a long time already! Thanks for sharing this one with us, Afzal!


Afzal - Nov 29, 2009 2:19 am - Hasn't voted

Re: A great photo!

Thank you very much for your nice comments and vote. Best regards, Afzal


96avs01 - Nov 28, 2009 7:25 pm - Voted 10/10

Many Thanks

for another stellar Karakoram contribution! Cheers


Afzal - Nov 29, 2009 2:21 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Many Thanks

Many thanks for your kind comments and vote. Best regards, Afzal


BigRob - Nov 28, 2009 10:57 pm - Voted 10/10


That is very impressive work. Hope all is going well over there. Daunting


Afzal - Nov 29, 2009 2:22 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Dude

Thank you very much for your nice comments and vote. Best regards, Afzal


tomi - Dec 1, 2009 5:58 pm - Voted 10/10

fantastic moment

you captured wonderful and impressive image here. Thank you for sharing. Cheers.


Afzal - Dec 2, 2009 12:17 am - Hasn't voted

Re: fantastic moment

Thank you very much. I appreciate your kind comments! Best regards, Afzal


JackCarr - Dec 3, 2009 5:26 am - Voted 10/10

Amazing again

Do you ever take any bad photos?! They're all amazing! I will have to visit Pakistan one day.


Afzal - Dec 3, 2009 9:27 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Amazing again

Thanks for your nice comments. You are welcome to my beautiful country. Best regards, Afzal

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