Phola Gangchen 7661m. Telephoto taken just after dawn on 5 June 2004 from an altitude of 17,000 ft (5182m) at our campsite located about 4.5 miles to the southeast. From this angle, Phola Gangchen's summit appears to tower over its bigger brother, Shishapangma 8013m. (See my panorama shot of Shishapangma on Peakware). Portions of this southeast face of Phola Gangchen are almost vertical, as is the south face (shaded area on the left in the photo). Admittedly, it is not comparable to the south face of Lhotse, but relatively few mountains offer an 8,000+ foot rise in such a short distance and it is one fine looking mountain.