Photo #3. 
I'm backing off a...

Photo #3. I'm backing off a...

Photo #3.
I'm backing off a bit shooting the last photo in the sequence. I gathered all the loose gear and chucked it into my tent. The wind was not as strong as I had expected, but enough to blow away some lighter gear (gloves and stuff sacks) which had been outside other tents. Remember; we're almost a km away from the bottom of the face.

One night a much larger avalanche hit. I thought the wind would rip my tent to pieces, but it stood strong.
on Sep 19, 2005 8:48 pm
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Corax - Sep 20, 2005 8:07 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: if this was a huge one

it's a hole in the snow halfway up, on the left side, with the snow cut off straight above

maybe that's not a hole after an avalanche?

I guess that is a large part of the old ice and snow, which has fallen off the face of the peak. That type of avalanches are very different from the one int he photo, as those are debris-filled, heavy, very noicy and unpredictable. The one in the photo is a swift, fast flowing powder snow avalanche.

2skinners - Sep 20, 2005 12:09 pm - Voted 10/10


Absolutely fantastic shot!!!!!


Corax - Sep 20, 2005 8:02 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Wow!!

Thanks for the nice comment 2skinners!


7summits - Oct 16, 2005 3:32 am - Hasn't voted

Great picture

Hi Corax,

thansk for posting all the G pictures. Good to see some big, but lesser known mountains here. I love this area and can't wait ti get back. This picture reminded me of the constant avalanches on closeby Chogolisa, well shot.


Corax - Nov 10, 2005 10:44 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great picture

Thanks Harry!

Yes, there are a lot of HUGE avalanches in this area. Scary, but very fascinating.


justahiker - Feb 28, 2006 12:31 am - Voted 10/10


Great shot!! Not many pictures like this!! Impressive!!


Corax - Mar 1, 2006 9:40 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Amazing!!

It was amazing, thrilling, scary and beautiful at the same time.
The sight, the sound, the ground shaking and finally the cold ice crystals arriving.


Alpinist - Apr 23, 2007 11:35 pm - Voted 10/10

Great photo series!

I like your tent too!


Corax - Apr 24, 2007 3:11 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great photo series!

It's a great tent isn't it!


marlonwarren - May 7, 2007 3:37 pm - Voted 10/10

Another Jewel

I hope it was a great trip and climb. I know it hard to
capture it all in a photo. But you are very close!



Corax - May 8, 2007 3:50 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Another Jewel

It was a nice trip to the high Karakorams.


bijan_tango - Oct 30, 2007 3:29 pm - Voted 10/10

nice shot!

like any other of your works it looks and is very good . i guess that the tent is a millet because i've seen jc lafail using the same tent. have fun as you always do my friend!!!


Corax - Nov 2, 2007 7:30 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: nice shot!

I think the Millet tent is quite similar, but I have never seen it in reality. The tent I use on this photo is an Integral Desings. I like it a lot.


Marcsoltan - Sep 21, 2008 7:39 pm - Voted 10/10

Looks like

Bibler I-tent. Is it?


Corax - Sep 23, 2008 6:07 am - Hasn't voted

Integral Designs

No, it's made by Integral Designs. My favorite mountaineering tent.


BCJ - Oct 20, 2008 11:04 pm - Voted 10/10

Must have been...

an incredible experience to see that so close to camp. Great photo!


Corax - Oct 29, 2008 12:04 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Must have been...

I'm still happy I didn't pitch my tent where I first planned to set camp :-)


Noondueler - Dec 7, 2008 11:49 am - Voted 10/10

Quite a blast!

Amazing how much air a big avalanche can displace! Your photos are a real pleasure.


Corax - Dec 21, 2008 9:16 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Quite a blast!


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Liba Kopeckova - Jul 10, 2009 4:00 am - Voted 10/10


you just made a great ad for this tent. I never heard of this brand. I guess I will invest in an another tent to test it out.

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