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Crowd climbing up towards Northcol on Mount Everest, Tibet 1st January 2007

7 Responses to “Crowd climbing up towards Northcol on Mount Everest, Tibet”

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    Jim:

    That is one stunning photo. Utterly amazing. I love the way you can trace the path up the mountain. So do Sherpas get up that really fast then? Happy New Year too.

  2. 2
    Romke:

    Gelukkig nieuwjaar to you! Thanks for the snow. We\'re still hoping to get some, but new year\'s in holland saw mainly rain, wind and fireworks.

  3. 3
    MC:

    Happy New Year to you! Great feel for how grandiose this mountain really is. Beautiful detail.

  4. 4
    Jeff Ambrose:

    Wooooow! I think I would\'ve liked to have been a sherpa. Perhaps in another life.

  5. 5
    Jennifer:

    Wow, this is an amazing shot. it looks like a wider angle than 50 mm.

  6. 6
    Patrick:

    Speechless!

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    Pablo:

    Fanatastic. The perspective makes me think of ants climbing a ski slope.

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Crowd climbing up towards Northcol on Mount Everest, Tibet

The story behind "Crowd climbing up towards Northcol on Mount Everest, Tibet"

Happy New year, all! Somehow this image felt right for New Years Day, do not know why actually.
Anyway, this is one of the best parts of the climb of Mount Everest from the North -Tibetan- side. A maze of huge chunks of ice and snowy plateaus, this is the way from the upper parts of the Rongbuk glacier at 6600m to the NorthCol at 7000m altitude. The route is actually across a hanging glacier and some crevasses will be crossed, though not all will be seen :-)

About 400 vertical meters high, this section can take anything from 1-6 hours, depending on your acclimatisation and fitness and if you are Sherpa or not..

Not black and white, though it might appear so..


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