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Northcol camp 2006, Everest, Tibet 3rd December 2006

3 Responses to “Northcol camp 2006, Everest, Tibet”

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    Jeff Ambrose:

    Wow, if I ever make it here I\'ll consider it mission accomplished. 23,000 feet is so high I can\'t even imagine it.

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    MC:

    I do not believe there was an offical name given to the 7summits and 7summits club North Col camp. I like Tavern on the Col.

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    ferenc ecseki:

    nice lines in this photo .. the eyes have fun discovering the scene … truly the master of alpine backgrounds!!!

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Northcol camp 2006, Everest, Tibet

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Northcol is the saddle between Everest and Changtse (Bei Peak). At a bit over 7000m/23,000ft it is higher than any mountain outside of Asia. Still there is a huge camp here as you can see, mostly as there are a lot more climbers who reach this point than the higher camps, some expeditions even end here on purpose, which is not a bad idea as within one month you can climb to this amazing place.
Fortunately there is a big iceshelf -the bright ice-triangle on the middle/right of this image- that protects the tents from the common Western Nepali winds.

The route is straight up the snowslope, then a part of the rock ridge before it traverses up to the summit ridge, while the summit itself is just out of view on the top right…

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