The summit of Peak 5950

The summit of Peak 5950

The last few meters to the top of Peak 5950. The angle is about 50 degrees. The summit of Kangchenjunga in the distance. November, 1998.
on May 12, 2005 9:45 am
Image ID: 104683


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tomi - May 12, 2005 11:50 am - Voted 10/10

interesting snow surface

Whole set from Peak 5950 expedition is nice.

: )


Nelson - May 17, 2005 8:55 am - Hasn't voted

Re: interesting snow surface

Thanks very much for your comment, Tomi. It's easier to get good photos in the midst of such magnificent mountains.


mountainmanjohn - May 24, 2005 2:58 pm - Voted 10/10


Wow. I wish.

Keep posting like this, and I'll keep dreaming. ; )


Nelson - May 24, 2005 6:59 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: wow

Thanks very much. The beauty of SP, isn't it: my dream bag is now full of more stuff then I'll ever get to!


Misha - Jun 7, 2005 8:20 pm - Hasn't voted


Nelson, this is a very powerful shot. I keep looking at it over and over again, and get totally psyched and desperate that I am still at my computer and not in the mountains. This is another fine example of your excellent photography skills!


Nelson - Jun 8, 2005 11:13 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Powerful

Thanks very much Misha. Your comments are always especially appreciated. There was a slight bulge in the route and it allowed me to climb up maybe 100 feet slightly offroute so I could get more of Kangchenjunga in the background. Then I waited until the two Sherpas were in a nice position. The angle of the sun was an added bonus. Thanks again.

By the way, your two recent Sierra Wave shots are fantastic!


turistoalpinista - May 27, 2006 12:32 pm - Voted 10/10


I haven't words.Only superlatives.Perfect...TA

Kenzo Okawa

Kenzo Okawa - Jan 13, 2007 4:37 am - Voted 10/10

Exciting moment!

Thanks for sharing, Nelson.


Nelson - Jan 28, 2007 4:20 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Exciting moment!

Thanks for the comment Kenzo. I've been wanting to upload an improved scan of this image for a long time - larger size and better color balance - and I finally got around to it. Take care, Nelson

Wiktoria Plawska

Wiktoria Plawska - Feb 17, 2009 8:05 pm - Voted 10/10


Such an amount of snow, must have been great fun!



Nelson - Feb 18, 2009 12:15 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: snow

Yes, lots of fun, and easy. Not the same as on the giants that surrounded us! Thanks for your comment.

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