When ascending a mountain in the Himalaya you reach a certain height where the true vastness of the range is revealed. The peaks tower so high that from the valley floor all you can do is crane your neck up and look at their summits, you are unaware that in every direction you are surrounded by row upon row of jagged teeth, many hundreds of mountains, most of them bigger than the mightiest peaks in the other great ranges.
This picture was taken from high on the SW ridge of Ama Dablam at about 6100m and shows the huge number of peaks that disappear off into the distance and surrounded us on all sides. The two peaks in the foreground are Cholatse (6440m) and Taweche (6542m), the huge bulk in the background on the right is Cho Oyu, sixth highest in the world at 8201m. The other peaks are all at least 5500m high, many of them over 6000m and a few over 7000m.
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sengir (4956) 2004-05-29 7:52
I just took my jaw from the floor.. It's just stunning!! Not perfect technically, doesn't matter here..
robiuk (10805) 2004-05-29 8:29
Heaven must look like THIS!
Lovely colour tones.
ChrisJ (91292) 2004-05-30 4:41
Your post processing is getting better. It looks like a painting.
gren4 (603) 2005-04-07 13:43
Amazing view and the peaks certainly look like layers of jagged teath from a great white maybe!
bboss (3578) 2005-04-10 17:56
Wow, thanks for sharing this wonderful view that normal humans will never experience. It just gets better the higher you get, apparently.
- Copyright: Richard SG (escher1) (1268)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-03-29
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Ricoh GR1V, Fuji Provia 100F, 1B
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Ama Dablam 6856m Expedition Part 3
- Theme(s): Mountaineering in Nepal, Himalayan Peaks [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-05-29 7:43
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