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1 Mera North
2 Kangtega, 6782
3 Cho Oyu, 8201
4 Ngozumpa Kang I, 7905
5 Ngozumpa Kang II, 7743
6 Gyachung Kang, 7952
7 Pumori, 7145
8 Ama Dablam, 6812
9 Nuptse, 7861
10 Everest, 8848
11 Lhotse, 8516
12 Lhotse Shar, 8393
13 Peak 41, 6648
14 Baruntse, 7152
15 Makalu, 8463
16 Chamlang, 7321
17 Tutse, 6757
18 Kangchenjunga, 8586, 125 km


Location: Mera Peak (6383 m)      by: Pedrotti Alberto
Area: Nepal      Date: 15-04-2019
It is remarkably cropped with respect to the original but... these are the 500 pixel, baby!

7 HF, Canon G1X, 52 mm equiv, f/5.6, 1/1250 sec

Location: 27.706687 86.87243


2019/10/03 22:40 , Augustin Werner
Impressive view and at the same time threatening for a (Dutch) lowlander: How do you get down safely again?

Regards, Arjan Veldhuis
2019/10/04 11:33 , Arjan Veldhuis
Absolutely stunning ! Anyone should not miss the large picture.
2019/10/04 18:22 , Hans-Jürgen Bayer
Sharp and plastic as if it was a neighbourhood playground.
2019/10/04 19:15 , Arne Rönsch
2019/10/04 20:37 , Giuseppe Marzulli
You should definitely show the entire picture (as seen on Google) inclusive the crevasse which is cropped here on p-p !
2019/10/04 23:22 , Hans-Jürgen Bayer
Arjan: explanation tomorrow

(25711 shows something related)
2019/10/04 23:40 , Pedrotti Alberto
One by one ... dreamlike !!! So many details and mountains that suddenly appear alive before my eyes. A fine addition to my studies of the Himalayan mountaineering history in former years ...

Cheers, Hans-Jörg
2019/10/05 09:56 , Hans-Jörg Bäuerle
2019/10/06 09:47 , Benjamin Vogel
I am running out of superlatives. One of your best. My personal highlight is Ama Dablam "in context". Cheers, Martin
2019/10/07 22:22 , Martin Kraus
Arjan: Maybe you are worried because of the weather.
Actually, it was no problem: every day it happened to be perfect in the morning and then to deteriorate in the afternoon. However, we had visibility all the way down to the high camp. Had this not been the case, the trail was very evident. In addition, since the climb of Pik Somoni (see N.6615 and related material) I routinely carry a GPS, such that the ability to trace back the steps of the ascent is always guaranteed.
The problem that day was my condition: at 02.30 I woke up very ill, vomiting the whole breakfast. Maybe it was some poisoning from the day before - meals at high camps are always an hazard. However, against all expectations I was able not only to rise from the sleeping bag, but also to walk to the summit. When back to the camp, I laid on a stone and remained there motionless for three whole hours.More I could not, since that same day we had to descend down to the Barun valley... One of our porters, who was only 19, offered to carry my whole backpack in addition to his already huge load. There was no way to convince him that I had recovered enough to be self-sufficient.
Ten days later, it was his turn to be ill. His condition seemed to be serious, there was even a suspicion of pneumonia. We were right at the fork of what should have been our third 6000-er, and our Sherpa guide was rather worried, trying to figure out how to arrange the climb with only one porter, while sending down the other. Namely, we had already paid both the peak fee and the fee for the high camp. He was rather surprised to hear that, in spite of this, we were not longing for the "glory" of a third high peak at the price of difficult arrangements. Actually, we had already figured out an alternative solution. We would reach the little settlement of Dzonghla, there we would load as much equipment as possible on our shoulders, allowing the two porters to head down towards the hospital at Namche Bazar, which was no less than 1.5 walking days away. So, in an afternoon snowstorm we greeted our porters - this time it was the turn of the senior one to carry double load.
This way, we were going to have invaluable days in Chola La, Ngozumpa Tse, Renjo La and Gokyo Ri - far more rewarding than would have been the Lobuche, which is nothing but a higher Kala Pattar. We would meet our two porters, fully recovered and very happy, in Namche Bazar. Our Sherpa guide was also happy, since we did everything by ourselves, leaving him playing cards in the hostel at Gokyo.
2019/10/08 23:27 , Pedrotti Alberto
Nice story, Alberto. Thank you for letting us take part a bit.
2019/10/08 23:35 , Arne Rönsch
Martin: if you are a fan of a different Ama Dablam, this is for you:
2019/10/09 22:22 , Pedrotti Alberto
great stuff and what a story!
2019/11/27 22:53 , Michael Strasser

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