16 July 2009

Everest Region December 2003 - Day 7

Acclimatisation Rest Day - Nangkar Tshang

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Us. Nangkar Tshang

The boys opted to stay and play pool (yes! A pool table had been lugged to Dingboche, about 10 days from the nearest road, and at 4410 metres!) whilst Helen and I opted to do an "acclimatisation walk" up Nangkar Tshang (5040 m). It's probably best to establish here and now that climbing anything steeper than a disabled ramp will leave you breathless after only five minutes. Just an acclimatisation thing, but we still hadn't got to our highest point yet, so it remained a challenge for all the time we ascended.

Sewn together from eleven separate photos, the two panoramas below actually connect to form a 280° view from Nangkar Tshang. Click on either photo to bring up an enlargement.
Left to right, features are:

Island Peak (Imja Tse) (6189m), Makalu (8463m, with the jet stream blowing off it), Kali Himal (in the clouds), Chhukhung Glacier (the whitest bit), the very black Amphu Gyabjen (5630m), Ama Dablam (6856m), Kantega and Thamserku (6608m).

Nangkar Tshang Panorama #1

Continuing on:

Thamserku, the Imja Khola valley, Taboche Peak (6367m), Cholatse and Jobo Lapsang (Arakam Tse, 6432m) above icy covered glacial lake, Chola Tsho. Continuing right are possibly Cho La Pass, Lobuche East (last one with snow on it) and the lower reaches of Pokalde rightmost.

Nangkar Tshang Panorama #2

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As seen on Andrew Purdam's Bushwalking Treasure Box blog.

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