Porters below Tent Peak

Porters carrying below Tent Peak, a short distance from Pangpema. October, 1998.
We would not get far on our Himalayan treks without these guys.

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brenta

brenta - May 15, 2005 4:41 pm - Voted 10/10

On The Threshold

The pass leads into an enchanted land. The peak has just emerged from the depths... or so it seems. Great shot!

Nelson

Nelson - May 17, 2005 6:43 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: On The Threshold

Thanks Brenta. Diemberger, in his book Spirits of the Air talks about an "enchanted" forest, not too far from here as the crow flies - the Barun Valley, I have been there. He recovered from illness there prior to a second and successful attempt on Makalu. "Enchanted" is a good word to describe these places, they are magical.

Jerry L

Jerry L - Jun 5, 2005 7:17 am - Hasn't voted

Re: On The Threshold

Wow. That's a really nice photo. It's one of those that makes you wish you where there as you sit behind the damn computor. You post some very nice photos.

James C

James C - Jul 28, 2006 3:14 am - Voted 10/10

one of the many

that is one of the many face I would like to climb someday! Just the picture makes me want to clib it, pictures can do amazing things. Know anything about that face?

Nelson

Nelson - Jul 28, 2006 12:38 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: one of the many

Hi James. Glad you like the photo. That Tent Peak is also known as Kirat Chuli. I searched the web and also the Alpine Club's Himalayan Index, and came up with this:

Ascents and references
Kirat Chuli 7365 m 24163 ft 27o46'48" 88o11'24" No. = 906
Year Status Route Journal Year Volume Issue Page Diag Foto Ascent
1911 r AJ 1912 26 52, 113 319
1911 r AJ 1957 62 165 319
1911 r HJ 1937 9 167-171 319
1936 at AJ 1936 48 359 346
1936 at AJ 1937 49 254 41-48 346
1936 at HJ 1937 9 58-73 346
1937 at AJ 1938 50 256 139,140 355
1937 at BdW 1948 3 170-178 355
1937 at HJ 1938 10 222 355
1939 as Over Nepal Pk AJ 1957 62 167 362
1939 as Over Nepal Pk BdW 1948 3 170-178 362
1939 as Over Nepal Pk HJ 1946 13 46-53 y 362
1985 at from SW over Nepal Peak AJ 1987 92 336 241 2156
1985 at from Nepal Gap Gl. HJ 1985/86 43 112-114 y 2201
1995 at First ascent route AAJ 1997 39 71 270-278 5235
1995 at First ascent route HJ 1997 53 226-229 y 5235
2002 at High 2002 11 53-55 6510
Status: as=ascent at=attempt r=recce d=descent

The list of journal codes is here

The Alpine Club library, as well as CU and CDU should have those.

In any case, there is still a lot of exploratory climbing to do out there. Good luck!

Nelson

Nelson - Jul 28, 2006 12:41 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: one of the many

PS. The should have been CSU not CDU. The columns in that list are: year, status (attampt, ascent), route (often blank), journal, year of publication, volume, issue (often blank), page. It is peak number 906 in their database.

Nelson

Nelson - Jul 28, 2006 2:48 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: one of the many

PPS, ... and I did mean the American Alpine Club library in Golden, since you are in Colorado. They will have all those journals for sure.

Kellfe - Aug 3, 2007 6:47 am - Voted 10/10

Surreal :o

Good shot!!

Nelson

Nelson - Aug 4, 2007 11:42 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Surreal :o

Hi Kelly. Thanks for the comment. This location was an easy one to fire off some good snapshots!

I just uploaded a larger and improved scan. Regards, Nelson

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