Daily Photo – High Altitude Drama

This image looks much better when viewed large – please click on it for a larger version. High Altitude Drama Despite what the countless books on Himalayan mountaineering would make you believe, man need not be involved for “high altitude drama” to occur. Here, Nuptse (7861 m) puts on a grand act of its own…

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Daily Photo – Himalayan Skies

This image is best viewed large – please click on it for a larger version. Himalayan Skies You may recall me writing something a few posts ago about Ama Dablam being the mountain that looks amazing from all angles. Well, here is me trying to prove that. This is the stunning west face of Ama…

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Daily Photo – Matterhorn of the Himalaya

This image is best viewed large – please click on it. Matterhorn of the Himalayas Another image of spectacular Ama Dablam, often referred to as the “Matterhorn of the Himalayas” due to its resemblance to the famous peak that straddles the Swiss/Italy border. This “Nepalese” version of the Matterhorn is in fact over 2,000m higher…

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Daily Photo – Annapurna Alpenglow

This image is best viewed large – please click on it for a larger version. Annapurna Alpenglow The immense south face of Annapurna at dawn. The dry, thin air makes distances extremely deceiving in the Himalaya. The face is 4 kilometres high and was first climber by a British team in 1970. Annapurna Base Camp,…

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Daily Photo – Fading Light on Machhapuchhare

This image is best viewed large – please click on it. Fading Light on Machhapuchhare Ah, the end of the day in the high Himalaya, and the joy to see the peaks turn crimson one by one, with the highest ones getting the last glow. This is Machhapuchhare (also known as Fishtail, due to the…

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Daily Photo – Annapurna Sunrise

This image is best viewed large – please click on it for a larger version. Annapurna Sunrise Golden morning light bathes the summit ridges of Tilicho Peak (front) and massive Annapurna, viewed here from the north. It is from this side that the French made the first ascent of an 8,000m peak in 1950. After…

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Daily Photo – Lhotse Dreams, Nepal

This image is best viewed large – please click on it. Lhotse Dreams This is an image from the Khumbu region of Nepal. After a day of exploring in the Dingboche area I scrambled down to the banks of the Imja River to watch the last light on Lhotse, the world’s 4th highest mountain at…

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Daily Photo – Nighttime Blessings

This image is best viewed large – click on it for a larger version. Nighttime Blessings A simple nighttime photograph to finish the week. I spent a good amount of time on this Mustang rooftop taking in the peacefulness of the prayer flags fluttering in the breeze, under a canopy of stars. The flags are…

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