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10 20 Gauri Shankar, Drangnag Ri, Menlungtse, Taweche From West Col 10 21 Looking Down At Descent Route From Top Of West Col 10 22 Looking Up At West Col And Descent Route From Half Way Down 10 23 Full View Of Descent Route To Bottom Of West Col 10 24 Baruntse From Below West Col
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10 22 Looking Up At West Col And Descent Route From Half Way Down  [22 of 26]


Finally it was my turn, but because this 200m descent down the 50-55 degree snow and rock face of the West Col is steeper and more dangerous than the East Col, I put on a harness and clipped into the fixed rope. Palde and Pemba Rinjii cut steps for me to make it easier and safer. The only real danger once again was falling rocks and ice kicked loose by the other groupís porters descending at the same time.
10 22 Looking Up At West Col And Descent Route From Half Way Down

DATE: 2009-10-13 12:24