205 Annapurna South At Sunrise From Annapurna Sanctuary Base Camp [5 of 23]
Annapurna South was one of the first mountains to receive the rising sun at Annapurna Sanctuary Base Camp. “Modi Peak [Annapurna South] from the Sanctuary looked impregnable. Steep, furrowed ice flutings led up to summit cliffs capped by bulging ice walls that threatened to engulf any midget men struggling on the lower slopes. The wall between the two mountains was ploughed with ice flutings that swept down gracefully between angular rock buttresses; its turreted crest was dominated by the Fang, well-named, for it was shaped like the tooth of a wolf and framed from forbidding black rock. There seemed no lines of weakness in the wall and certainly no line free from threat of avalanche” (Chris Bonington, Annapurna South Face).