206 Fang , Annapurna I, Central, East, Roc Noir At Sunrise From Annapurna Sanctuary Base Camp [6 of 23]
I watched the rising sun illuminate more and more of the mountains for over an hour from Annapurna Sanctuary Base Camp. Here is a view from Fang to Annapurna Main (8091m), Central (8051m), and East (8026m) summits and the 7.5km long ridge to Roc Noir (7485m). In 1984, the Swiss climbers Erhard Loretan and Norbert Joos climbed the Roc Noir, crossed the east ridge to Annapurna and then down the north face. Roc Noir was first climbed on May 9, 1969 by the Germans Reinhold Obster, Pit Schubert, and Karl Winkler.