Monday, May 4, 2015

Where the voice is NOT heard- pictures

MOUNT KEDARNATTH

Kedar Dome and Kedarnath Peaks


The Australian team attempting East ridge


Learning to handle failure 


The Godfather- Pinnacle of Khada Parsi or Wanar Lingi





MOUNT MATRI

Morning after The bivouac

The hanging glacier and gyani ridge


On face right of Gyani ridge


Crossing the bergschrund



Birds eye view of the glacier


The sky burned red at 18500ft

Fixing the last rope on Matri (19000ft+)






A FEW ADVANCE MOVES

Telbaila North


The Godfather allows the climb




Mt GANGOTRI 3/ RUDUGAIRA

Approaching Gangotri-3

G-3 Summit in clouds

Base camp Kitchen- G3

Sorting rations



Approaching G3

Making Place for the tent- Camp 1- G3

Humans live here too

Milind brewing Tea

We climb the icefall, Unroped

The maze of crevasses gets denser

And we camp on a groaning ice block

Mist bars our way

And it starts snowing.. Our footsteps covered
Find our way back we must!


Climbing Mt Rudugaira

A view from the summit


Milind waving the tricolor






G-3


Gangotri 1 behind

And we get back to base

Gather the litter of all past expeditions




Mt THELU ALPINE STYLE- 2 Man

Khada Pathar- Base for Kedar Dome




Summit Ridge and cornice

Twins and Chaturbhuj

Mt Sudershan



MERU- THE CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE
Liaison for Meru Sharks Fin





Practice for Mt Kamet (We camped with hammocks on this face)



Approach to Niti

Approaching Vasundhara Tal- The base camp

Camp 1 to Camp 2 route


Camp3 and the Kamet East face

Approaching Camp 4- Kamet

Camp4

Traversing the rock band to Camp 5
Approaching Camp 5

Approaching Camp6- Meades col



Vasundhara Tal


 Satopanth- The path to truth

Vasuki Parvat

Route on Mt Satopanth- Alpine style



 The Forty's affair- Return to Thelu
Pratik still alive

Bhojbasa

Summit camp in just 3 days from Gangotri

No Ropes And we go on

Return is a race against whiteout

Back to base

Ganesha? Mt Shivling


And a mitten is dropped.
Good old Matri and the twins





Mt TINCHEN KHANG


At Yuksom NW Sikkim


Tshokha Monastrey

Dzongri

and its ghost stories

Tinchenkhang shows up

Tinchenkhang


Her Majesty, Mt Kanchenjunga

Shantanu

Anju

Sada

Mangesh

Mingma

L.O. Rinzing

Ang Dorjee

Daman -The Cook

Rock slab to Advance base camp

ABC

TInchenkhang and the genndarme

Our spirits-Higher than clouds


ABC and the route to  summit camp

Towards the crevasse zone


Huge sera`cs

And we find a bridge to cross



Mangesh and Mingma

Kanchenjunga wears a veil


Pace gets slower with steeper slopes

And still more hurdles to tiptoe across


This is what I had been missing

Camp1- I do not like this place


The summit attempt is in progress


I do not like this lip we camped on.

Mt Makalu and Lhotse on right. What a treat. 
3 peaks above 8000mt


The Raven shows off

We wait till the 3PM call


And we hear the blow

.
Two ravens..We lost two





A struggle to find the lost person


The brush tames the horse.