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Photo by Clark Abbott
Kala Pattar [the brown lump] from above Gorak Shep [blue roofed buildings]. Pumori is directly behind. Everest Base Camp is located in the center of the shot at the base of the ice field, but not visible. West ridge of Everest and Nuptse in upper right hand corner of photo. Photo taken in April 2002 with an Olympus digital camera
Pokhalde taken from our campsite (13,775 ft) at Lapharma, about 4.5 miles to the SSW. Lapharma is located between Tengboche and Dingboche, on the way to Everest Base Camp [Nepal]. The true summit of Pokhalde is just to the left of center in the photo, but from this angle the ridge to the right appears higher. The larger peak in the background is the west ridge of Nuptse. Photo taken around 7 am in mid-April 2002.
Tawetse [aka Taboche, Tawoche, Towoche], elevation 6,542m; located at 27°53'48"N, 86°46'48"E. Photo taken in April 2002 from the Ama Dablam base camp with a cheap pocket camera.
[NOTE TO PEAKWARE EDITORS: This photo should be removed by Peakware when a better shot is submitted from same vantage point; this photo has no detail at the summit due to poor camera quality and time of day]
Khumbutse from the southwest, taken in April 2002 from the hill just south of Gorak Shep, the last settlement before Everest Base Camp in Nepal. The Base Camp is at the foot of Khumbutse, above the ice fall, but not quite visible in the photo.
Gokyo Ri [27°57'41"N, 86°40'59"E] is the undistinguished brown lump in the center of this shot taken in late April 2002 from the southern edge of the village of Gokyo. The trail is faintly visible to the left of the center line, with an altitude gain of almost 2000 ft over the village. The unnamed ridge in the background to the right is about 400 feet higher [18,000 ft], but most trekkers stop at the Gokyo Ri summit to enjoy one of the most panoramic views of the Khumbu area. Google Earth recently [since March 18, 2010] updated its aerial photographs of the Gokyo area to a much better resolution taken in late Nov'09, and I would encourage Peakware users to take another look. What used to be a useless blur is now highly realistic. Unfortunately, the new GE photos don't include Cho Oyu to the north, which is still blurred.
Khartaphu with its summit hidden in the clouds (approximate location indicated by red arrows). Photo taken in June 2004 at an altitude of 20,750 ft. on the descent from Camp III on the north face of Everest. The Kharta glacier flows into the East Rongphu glacier in the foreground. The next time you are in the area on a clear day, please take a shot and we can replace this one taken from 28.036° N, 86.944° E.
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.
Manaslu East 7895m. Photo taken from approximately 17,000 ft, above village of Samargaon, November 1992. Canon A-1 camera with 200mm lens in Kodachrome. Scanned into a Macintosh with an Epson slide scanner.
Matterhorn from Monte Rosa at approximately 14,000 ft. Photo taken March 1983 with a Rollei 35mm camera and a Zeiss lens on Kodachrome film, scanned into a Macintosh. Ski group had just been dropped by helicopter.
Glacier wall from Crater Camp, approximately 18,500 ft, with tents to provide a scale perspective. Photo taken February 1998 with a Canon A-1 using Kodachrome. Original panorama shot has been cropped to meet Peakware's maximum width requirements.
Panorama of Shisha Pangma from the east, taken from 17,000 feet in May 2004. The panorama is composed of five separate portrait shots, stitched together manually in Photoshop to provide appromately 130 degree total width. The true summit is in the center.
Changste from the prayer flags on the Kala Pattar ridge in Nepal, around 6 miles to the southwest. Photo taken in April 2002 with an Olympus digital camera at approximately 18,200 feet. Everest Base Camp [Nepal] can be seen in the lower part of the photo, just to the left of the Khumbu icefall.
North face of Loengpogang, taken from altitude of 16,300 ft, approximately 3 miles to the NNE. The true summit is just to the left of center in this photograph. Photo taken with an Olympus digital camera in early June, 2004, on the way to Shishapangma.
Moon setting over north face of Kwangde Shar in May 2002. Photo taken from above Namche Bazar just before dawn from approximately 12,000 ft with an Olympus digital camera. The light hits the mountains first as the sun rises.
Kwangde Shar is the easternmost peak of a three mile ridge called Kwangde Ri [a.k.a. Kongde Ri]
Rather than duplicating the excellent early morning photos of Kangtega from this angle already uploaded to Peakware by Joan Bullón, this panorama of three photos shows the peak's location relative to its neighbor, Ama Dablam. Although Kangtega [at the right in the panorama above] is less than 250 ft shorter than Ama Dablam [at the left], it appears dwarfed due to the camera location on the ridge above the village of Pheriche. The panorama has a total field of vision of about 85°, and was taken at 7:20 am Nepal time on April 20,2002 from approximately 14,500 ft. For another perspective on Kangtega, see Joan's photo of Ama Dablam [Peakware photo 1709] taken from the summit of Imja Tse, with Kangtega in the background. Finally, the best photo of Kangtega on the web in my opinion is Johan Van Damme's Nov'07 shot taken from Camp II on Ama Dablam. See: http://www.pbase.com/jvd/image/90286315.
Pumori's seldom photographed north face, taken in mid-June 2004 from approximately 17,650 ft, 4.7 km above Everest Base Camp - Tibet. In Google Earth, you can now see the trail to Camp I in the Feb'03 imagery at 28°06'13" N, 86°52'24E as it makes the turn to the East and up the East Rongphu Glacier. Pumori is not visible from Base Camp, but gradually comes into view as you hike up the glacier [i.e., south] towards Everest.
Cho Oyu from our campsite in Gokyo in April 2002. Admittedly, this was taken from virtually the same location as the photos by Larry Chapman and Mongoose Travel already on Peakware. However, the lighting at dawn (this shot) provides a different perspective than mid-to-late afternoon of the rarely climbed southeast face.