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Mt. Fitz Roy – Day Three
Mt. Fitz Roy - Day Three

Straight south of Piedra del Fraile is Col. Electrico (1880m).  Just a baby.  However, it’s a 1000m four hour slog straight up a somewhat maintained trail to the base camp @1500m (with another hundred or so to the viewpoint at Paso del Cuadrado).  This last trek in Patagonia is a good example of why it […]

Stok Kangri IV

Morning on the final day. Heading back down with the help of gravity. Looking back. Back to Stok. 6121m – a new altitude record for me.

Stok Kangri III

Obvioulsy, no photos exist of the first 5 or six hours of the climb, but this one was taken at around 6:30am.  Base Camp is behind the low cloud formation in the center of the photo.  Our route took us over the glacier in the bottom of the photo and straight up a bowl on […]

Stok Kangri II

Breakfast on day two.    Looking south toward Stok Kangri (top right) from camp one.  Base camp is actually to the left of the ridge in the centre of the photos. The approach was somewhat different than I initially expected.      Camp one – looking north toward Stok Village.     Marmot boxing on the […]

Stok Kangri I – August 2009

6121m above and behind the picturesque village of Stok is Stok Kangri and the main reason I ventured into this part of the world.  I like culture, but I prefer views.  On a good day the summit offers vies of Mt. Kailash in the TAR and K2 in Pakistan. Initially, I was going to attempt […]

Nepal Photography III

I’ve placed several more base camp photo groups in the gallery. These ones will take you right up and into the Nepalese Base Camp. I was extremely lucky to have this opportunity as it is not common to have expeditions in camp during this time, nor is it common for trekkers to be allowed into […]

Everest in Flames

The good kind. The Olympic flame has reached the top of the world. Live television footage showed a Chinese mountaineering team holding up a specially designed torch along with Chinese and Olympic flags Thursday on the top of Mount Everest. I’m quite impressed by the feat. Achieving a summit is admirable in itself, but managing […]

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