Xixa seen from the west....

Xixa seen from the west. Photo taken from a camp on the northern brink of the Himalayan main range. The November high winds in full action, blowing snow off the higher reaches of the peak.


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Velebit - Dec 19, 2004 4:09 pm - Voted 10/10

Another beauty

Great shot Corax, I can almost see the clouds moving! Seams you have quite a lot of such great shots stocked up :-)


Corax - Dec 20, 2004 7:32 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Another beauty

Thanks Velebit, Thanks MZ!

It was a windy and very chilly day in a camp at the foot of the Himalayan range, west of Xixa. Later on in the day the wind really picked up and the plume of clouds and snow was stretched out like a mad looking pennant, probably tens of kms long.

Mathias Zehring

Mathias Zehring - Dec 19, 2004 5:40 pm - Voted 10/10


This is a nature action shot! I am already freezing when looking at the picture...

Carl Valter - Oct 6, 2005 5:56 am - Voted 10/10

cold & windy

but a very clear day

great shot


Corax - Oct 6, 2005 6:01 am - Hasn't voted

Re: cold & windy


Yes, it's one of the usual "clear-sky-storms". It's common in fall and early winter. The jetstreams are of really high speeds and so are the ground winds.

The snow plumes blowing off the higher peaks can be dozens of km long.


fabiopina - Nov 20, 2005 10:56 am - Voted 10/10

Great Shot !

Great Shot !


Corax - Nov 20, 2005 6:14 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great Shot !

Thanks Fabio!

One of those wonderful days up there in the winter of Tibet.

The Ogre

The Ogre - Aug 2, 2006 1:21 am - Voted 10/10


One of the finest shots I have seen on SP.


Corax - Aug 22, 2006 12:13 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Wow...

Thanks Ogre.
It was a beautiful day. Very windy, but very dramatic.


TyeDyeTwins - Nov 10, 2009 1:09 am - Voted 10/10

Great stuff........

Looks like quite the dramatic day up there. What a beautiful picture. Thanks for sharing it with us.


Corax - Nov 10, 2009 11:10 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great stuff........

It was a very cold and windy, but nice November day. I was camping close to Gang Benchen right at the foot of the main Himalaya range. The following day I went to Xixa.

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