Skripko walking on slowly on...

Skripko walking on slowly on...

Skripko walking on slowly on the exposed traverse at 6400m. Fixed ropes yes, but very unstable snow conditions. And a potential 500m fall down to the glacier below. West face of Baltoro Kangri (7800m) in the background.
on Sep 19, 2005 6:35 pm
Image ID: 126984


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Lui_DK - Sep 21, 2005 7:06 am - Voted 10/10

Nice one!!!

Hi Corax,

Real nice shot! Gives a very good sense of the drama...

What sort of camera are you using?

Regards, Lui_DK


Corax - Sep 22, 2005 4:02 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice one!!!

Thanks Lui!

I use a Minolta 9xi since ten years back. It was Minolta's last real try to break into the pro-market and it's a really good one. A chip gave in this time (first time anything breaks on it) and I had huge difficulties to get the exposure/light/colors right.

I'll go digital soon. I'm just waiting for the price/quality ratio to be a bit better.


Lui_DK - Sep 25, 2005 6:56 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Nice one!!!

Hi Corax;

Cool! It just makes the photo even better.

With a HQ E6 roll of film and a HQ scanner it's still better to shoot analog....

But I have the same considerations as you, as I'm carrying a PENTAX K-1000 + heavy lenses. So I'll go digitall soon too...

Keep up the good work :-)



Sajama - Mar 13, 2006 10:15 am - Voted 10/10


I can sense the danger.


Corax - Mar 13, 2006 6:20 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Danger

Thanks for the votes and nice comments. I'm glad you liked my photos.


icypeak - Oct 9, 2006 12:11 pm - Voted 10/10


Absolutely super image!


Corax - Oct 9, 2006 3:52 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Breathtaking!!!

Thanks for the comment and vote.
I can assure you it was breathtaking to be up there on that route as well.


dadndave - Apr 13, 2007 3:51 am - Voted 10/10


That shot make my pulse race.


Corax - Apr 22, 2007 5:52 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Whooow

Thanks Dave!
When the snow sometimes broke a bit on that ridge my pulse was also racing ;-)


Corax - Nov 1, 2007 1:57 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great Climbing photo!

A very valid point.
It's so hard to resist taking "in-action" shots, but I know I have been passing the limit of what's reasonable at times.


dmiki - Oct 30, 2007 6:39 am - Voted 10/10

All your GIII pics are fantastic

thanks for sharing!


Corax - Nov 1, 2007 1:58 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: All your GIII pics are fantastic

...and thank you for checking my photos and the vote!


Marcsoltan - Sep 21, 2008 7:36 pm - Voted 10/10

Great photo

Much too steep on unstable snow for me. But, to do a big mountain like this you would have to take chances like this.
I aspire to check out all your photos.


Corax - Sep 23, 2008 6:06 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great photo

The conditions that season was bad all the time. Lots of unstable snow, heavy snowfall and avalanches.


BLong - Oct 6, 2008 11:35 pm - Voted 10/10

Nice work!

Beautiful photo


Corax - Oct 12, 2008 6:35 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice work!



yxygan - Oct 7, 2008 7:52 am - Voted 10/10

I am the grudging one...:o)

furtunate men


Corax - Oct 12, 2008 6:36 am - Hasn't voted

Re: I am the grudging one...:o)

Thanks for checking by.


BCJ - Oct 20, 2008 11:00 pm - Voted 10/10

Amazing exposure

You really have the greatest high-altitude photos on SP. So cool.



Corax - Oct 29, 2008 12:02 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Amazing exposure

I like to shoot in these tricky situations. After all, those are the times you want remember. Not the slow, boring walk on a perfect trail.

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