Thursday, August 6, 2009


The mounatins of Pamirs almost follow same pattern and same Slope that is what made Shimshal So beautiful and Unreal.The gentle slopes of Pamirs are so soothing to the eye unlike Karakorams in the other parts of Pakistan whose height makes one neck to feel uncomfortable.the flowers spread on the fields are Marvellous.The Lake is just an addition to the beauty.

The incredible icy-white expanse of the West-Vigne Glacier bordered by peaks easily exceeding 5,500m south of K2 and the Baltoro, goes on and on and on as we tread laboriously (and wheezingly) past freezing fast-moving glacial melt (in green, foreground) towards distant Chogolisa (7665m) and Ali Camp (5000m)

Gondogoro La Trek
West-Vigne Glacier (5000m)

Karakoram sunset
Kutwal Lake, 3350 m
Haramosh Range

Icefalls - the glacial equivalents of waterfalls - on the peaks lining the western wall of the Gondogoro Glacier come down in characteristic chaos to the trail we followed past Xuspang and down south to Saicho.

Gondogoro Glacier, hopped on to its lateral moraine and moved on a bit west-wards.

Gondogoro Glacier
Northern Areas
Altitude: 4684m

The British expedition to Gondogoro La stands dwarfed by K2, it's glacier the Godwin Austen Glacier, Broad Peak, Gasherbrum IV, the Baltoro Glacier and the West-Vigne Glacier.
Baltistan District
Northern Areas
Gondogoro La Trek

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