The Mountaineer's Mountain

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lsheen

lsheen - Sep 22, 2012 7:25 pm - Voted 10/10

Now THAT'S a MOUNTAIN!

What a beast... nothing else like it on the face of the planet.

So many incredible stories - the one that impresses me the most is "The Belay". Pete Schoening - a true hero. "The Belay" - one of the most heroic acts I've ever heard of.

This mountain inspires awe, fear, and joy in me - all at the same time!

That wisp of cloud tailing northeast off the summit - the weather turned BAD up high within a day, didn't it? From what I've read, that's usually the first sign of worsening weather - and K2 certainly has PLENTY of bad weather!

Thanks for taking the time to share this great photo,

Big Lew

EricChu

EricChu - Sep 22, 2012 8:33 pm - Voted 10/10

Excellent pic!

It would be nice to see this on the front page tomorrow!

lcarreau

lcarreau - Sep 22, 2012 11:00 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Excellent pic!

Be careful what you wish for, because it might
come true.

lsheen

lsheen - Sep 22, 2012 11:01 pm - Voted 10/10

For those who don't know about it...

"The Belay" by Pete Schoening:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/2004/oct/04/guardianobituaries.sport

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pete_Schoening

...One of the most famous events in 8,000er history.

Art Gilkey subsequently died - but there are five men who owe their lives to Pete's quick reflexes.

Big Lew

TyeDyeTwins

TyeDyeTwins - Sep 23, 2012 12:30 am - Voted 10/10

Hell ya!

Something gives me the feeling that this shot will be a future Pic of the Week. Great photo!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing.

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Sep 23, 2012 2:37 pm - Hasn't voted

Coincidence...or planned?

Did you purposely post this photo on the 6th anniversary of Pete's passing? Great photo!

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