View from Island Peak

View from Island Peak

A 360° panorama from the summit of Island Peak with Makalu on the left (far in the background almost under the sun), Ama Dablam in the center and Lhotse dominating the right side. Himalayas, 2008.
on Jan 21, 2009 2:43 am
Image Type(s): Panorama
Image ID: 482212


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p-mike - Jan 21, 2009 6:46 am - Voted 10/10


Great, amazing shot!



IgorPazinich - Jan 21, 2009 10:36 am - Hasn't voted

Re: wow!!

Thank you Paolo!
One must be a man of peculiar talent to take a bad photo in such a beautiful place.


96avs01 - Jul 8, 2009 2:45 am - Voted 10/10


That is one fine pano! What a pleasure to view with the naked eye. Cheers


IgorPazinich - Jul 8, 2009 10:48 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Bravo!

Thanks Davis! Pleased to hear that. Well, I must print it full size one day (it's near 1GB actually).
Have you noticed climbers in the center?


96avs01 - Jul 8, 2009 12:22 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Bravo!

I did indeed see the climbers. Can't wait to make it over there one day!


SFMountaineer - Oct 19, 2009 11:29 pm - Hasn't voted

fan f*ing tastic

Great shot, I want to climb this peak now.


IgorPazinich - Oct 20, 2009 12:30 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: fan f*ing tastic

Yeah, very good observation point.
Thank you and happy climbing!


allari - Feb 22, 2010 7:39 pm - Voted 10/10


a truly outstanding picture. But oh... so small!! ;-)


Baarb - Oct 19, 2010 7:51 pm - Voted 10/10


awe inspiring just to see a photo; the experience itself? I can barely imagine.


IgorPazinich - Oct 20, 2010 3:48 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Truly

Well, I'll try to help you :)

Imagine, you've spent 3 weeks in Himalayas. Most of the days with bad weather. You were in front of Everest but couldn't see it in clouds. You ascended Chhukhung Ri but the views weren't much better. You attempted Ama Dablam but found out that you could go higher than Camp 2 not earlier than 2-3 weeks later. Now you've got 4 days for Island Peak but it snows the night before the summit day. Then, by 5 a.m. it stops snowing and several hours later you're on the top. Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Makalu, Baruntse and... no clouds!

Yeah man, it was fantastic!

P.S. But maybe not as exciting as bank robbery ;)

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