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Mountain Images - The Photography of Ian Evans
Ian Evans is a Scottish-based mountaineer with an international reputation as a photographer, writer and speaker on the mountains of Britain and The Himalaya.
This website showcases his work with images captured for the commercial market and as a private record of travels at home and abroad.
As a collective they represent not only a stunning and perceptive interpretation of some of the world's most magnificent mountain landscapes,
but also a very personal record of one man's search for adventure reaching out to the very roof of the world.

Ben Nevis

Images of Ben Nevis and the attendant summits of Carn Mor Dearg, Aonach Mor and Aonach Beag taken in both summer and winter conditions.
  • Ben Nevis in Winter Raiment
    Ben Nevis in winter raiment at sunset and perfectly reflected in Loch Eil. This image was taken during one of the coldest winters that the Scottish Highlands had endured for many years when the snow was consolidated and frozen down to sea level and high pressure had presented crystal clear skies and still conditions for many days.
  • Ben Nevis and Lochan Lunn Da-Bhra
    Ben Nevis seen from the south west across Lochan Lunn Da-Bhra from the slopes of Beinn na Guchaig in the Glenrigh Forest
  • Ben Nevis and Loch Eil at Dawn
    The rising sun illuminates a stunning cloudscape above the brooding heights of Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain.
  • The North Face of Ben Nevis
    The mighty North Face of Ben Nevis seen in its entirety from near the summit of Carn Dearg Meadhonach. Taken at 7.30am on the morning of the summer solstice.
  • The North Face of Ben Nevis and Coire Leis
    The North Face of Ben Nevis and Coire Leis seen under full winter conditions. The image was taken in early March following a winter of very heavy snowfall from a viewpoint just below the CIC Hut.
 
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Glencoe, Glen Etive, Loch Leven and Loch Linnhe

Images of Glencoe, Glen Etive and Loch Leven, including Bidean nam Bian, The Aonach Eagach Ridge, The Buachaille Etive Mor and Beag, The Blackmount, Beinn a'Bheithir, The Mamore Ridge and The Pap of Glencoe.
  • The Three Sisters of Glencoe, The Scottish Highlands
    The Three Sisters of Glencoe and The Aonach Eagach from the River Coe near The Studdie.
  • Blackrock Cottage
    The much photographed climbing hut of Black Rock cottage is the perfect foreground for a view of Buachaille Etive Mor.
  • Glencoe Sunrise, The Scottish Highlands
    The rising sun bursts from behind the skyline of Glencoe Peaks. The image was captured in early October from Callert across the waters of Loch Leven; the skyline includes the peaks of The Pap of Glencoe, Sgurr nam Fiannaidh, Sgurr nan Lochan and Bidean nam Bian.
  • The Buachaille Etive Mor from Beinn a'Chrulaiste
    The Buachaille Etive Mor with a capping of morning mist from Beinn a'Chrulaiste.
  • The Three Sisters of Glencoe, The Scottish Highlands
    The River Coe tumbles over some delightful falls, overlooked by the craggy pinnacles of The Aonach Eagach Ridge.
 
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The Isle of Skye and The Cuillin

Images of The Isle of Skye, mainly the Red and Black Cuillin hills from viewpoints to the north and south, including The Cuillins from Sligachan, The Cuillins from Elgol, Loch Coruisk, Bla Bheinn and Loch Slapin.
  • The Cuillins from Loch nan Eilean
    The Black Cuillin of Skye reflected in the lovely Loch nan Eilean near Sligachan, Isle of Skye.
  • The Cuillins of Skye, The Scottish Highlands
    Sgurr nan Gillean and Sgurr a'Bhasteir with spring snow on the summits seen from the River Sligachan.
  • Bla Bheinn, The Scottish Highlands
    Bla Bheinn and Clach Glas perfectly reflected in the waters of Loch Slapin on a spring morning.
  • Marsco from Loch nan Eilean
    Marsco and the Red Cuillin from the lovely Loch nan Eilean near Sligachan, Isle of Skye.
  • Loch Scavaig, Isle of Skye, The Scottish Highlands
    The main Cuillin ridge, Marsco, Bla Bheinn, Glen Sligachan, Camasunary and Loch Scavaig from Beinn Leacach. The location is the small peak of Beinn Leacach, no more than a grassy knoll rising to the south of the Am Mam Pass between Kilmarie and Camasunary. I returned here five years after I had taken the original image, my intention being to capture late spring snow on The Cuillin and to create a highly detailed panorama using the full capabilities of the Nikon D800E. Taken at 8.30am on 2nd April 2013.
 
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Torridon

Images of Torridon and the neighbouring regions of Applecross, The Coulin Forest and Loch Maree. Mountains featured include Liathach, Beinn Alligin, Beinn Eighe, Slioch, Beinn Bhan, Beinn Damh and Maol Chean Dearg.
  • Beinn Alligin, Torridon, The Scottish Highlands
    Beinn Alligin across Loch Torridon in early Spring.
  • Beinn Alligin Winter Sunrise, Torridon, The Scottish Highlands
    Beinn Alligin across Loch Torridon at sunrise on the morning of the winter solstice. This was probably the most dramatic of several images taken this particular morning, the layers of Torridonian sandstone adding structure and contrast to the colourfully lit snow-covered slopes.
  • Liathach, Torridon, The Scottish Highlands
    The peaks of Sgurr Dubh, Liathach and Beinn Eighe seen across Loch Clair in early morning light on a perfect February morning.
  • Beinn Eighe from Loch Clair
    Beinn Eighe from the estate road to Loch Clair.
  • Slioch from Grudie Bridge
    Slioch seen across Loch Maree from the bridge over the outflow of the River Grudie.
 
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Kintail, Glen Shiel and Affric

Images of Kintail, Glen Shiel and Affric including Loch Duich, Loch Cluanie and Glen Moriston.
  • Loch Duich and The Five Sisters, The Scottish Highlands
    Captured in early spring and seen from Ratagan, the Five Sisters of Kintail are perfectly reflected in Loch Duich.
  • Loch Duich, The Scottish Highlands
    Travelling across to Skye early one morning I stopped at Ardelve to capture the cloud as it started to break above the still waters of Loch Duich.
  • Eilean Donan Sunset
    Eilean Donan Castle silhouetted against a beautiful sunset is perfectly reflected in the still waters of Loch Duich.
  • Kintail Rainclouds, The Scottish Highlands
    Sunlight breaks through morning rainclouds over the peaks of the Five Sisters of Kintail and Loch Duich.
  • The Saddle, Glen Shiel, The Scottish Highlands
    A snow-covered Faochag and The Saddle from the River Shiel, captured mid-morning in February.
 
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Loch Lochy, Glen Garry, Loch Arkaig, The Great Glen and Morvern

Images of Loch Lochy, Loch Garry, The Great Glen, Loch Ness, Loch Quoich, Loch Loyne, Morvern and Knoydart.
  • Glen Garry, The Scottish Highlands
    The popular view overlooking Glen Garry towards the Knoydart and Loch Lochy hills. The image was taken on a mid-winter morning shortly after freezing mist had dispersed from the valley below.
  • Loch Garry, The Scottish Highlands
    Warm early evening sunlight of late summer floods across the wide expanse of Loch Garry and the distant mountains of Knoydart.
  • The Loch Lochy Hills, The Scottish Highlands
    The prominent peak of Ben Tee and its attendant hills rising above Loch Lochy, Loch Oich and the Great Glen.
  • Loch Loyne, The Scottish Highlands
    The mountains at the head of Loch Loyne in winter - Spidean Mialach, Gleouraich and Creag a'Mhaim.
  • Loch Quoich and The Mountains of Knoydart, The Scottish Highlands
    Looking across Loch Quoich to the wild and remote mountains of the Barrisdale Forest, Knoydart.
 
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An Teallach, The Fannichs and Beinn Dearg

Images of An Teallach, Beinn Dearg, The Strathnasheallag Forest and a selection from the northern Fisherfield Forest.
  • First Light on An Teallach, The Scottish Highlands
    An Teallach (translated as 'The Forge') captured to perfection and in character illuminated by the pink light of early morning from a Dundonnell lochan. This was not the shot that was planned, but as luck would have it the dispersing cloud contributed to the colour of the light.
  • An Teallach from Loch Toll an Lochain
    The eastern cliffs of Sgurr Fiona, An Teallach from Loch Toll an Lochain.
  • An Teallach from the Destitution Road
    An Teallach draped with fresh spring snows as seen from the Destitution Road.
  • Beinn Dearg Mor and Beinn Dearg Beag
    Beinn Dearg Mor and Beinn Dearg Beag rise above Loch na Sealga from the track to Shenavall Bothy which can be seen in the very bottom right of picture.
  • An Teallach in Autumn, The Scottish Highlands
    The entire massif of An Teallach reflected in A Dundonnell Lochan in early Autumn. This was one of several images captured following a pre-dawn ascent to this remote location from the Fain Bridge on the Destitution Road between Braemore Junction and Dundonnell.
 
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Assynt, Sutherland and the Far North

Images of Assynt and Sutherland including Stac Pollaidh, Cul Mor, Cul Beag, Ben Mor Coigach, Suilven, Canisp, Quinag, Ben Stack, Arkle, Foinaven and Sandwood Bay.
  • Stac Pollaidh, The Scottish Highlands
    The iconic peak of Stac Pollaidh seen across Loch Cul Dromannan on a beautiful February morning. The shores of this loch have now become overgrown with alder and birch making it exceedingly difficult to find a location from which to capture an uninterrupted panorama extending from Ben More Coigach on the left to Cul Beag on the right.
  • Stac Pollaidh and Loch Lurgainn from Cul Beag
    Looking west across to Stac Pollaidh and Loch Lurgainn from the summit of Cul Beag.
  • Suilven, The Scottish Highlands
    Cirrus cloud drifts high in the cold morning sky above the Sutherland summits of Suilven, Canisp and Quinag.
  • Inverpolly, The Scottish Highlands
    Looking across Loch Sionascaig from Stac Pollaidh towards the mountains of Suilven, Canisp and Cul Mor.
  • On the ridges of Quinag
    Spidean Coinich from the Bealach a'Chornaidh, Quinag.
 
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Central and Southern Highlands

Images include Schiehallion and Ben Lawers and Loch Tay.
  • Ben Lawers, The Scottish Highlands
    The great massif of Ben Lawers rising above Loch Tay.
  • Schiehallion, The Scottish Highlands
    The unmistakeable profile of Schiehallion from the banks of Loch Rannoch.
  • Ben Lui, The Scottish Highlands
    Looking across to Ben Cruachan from Ben Lui
  • The Cobbler, The Scottish Highlands
    Ben Arthur (The Cobbler) from the Allt a' Bhalachain near the Shelter Stone.
  • Ben More and Stob Binnein, The Scottish Highlands
    Ben More and Stob Binnein from above the road to Tyndrum.
 
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The Cairngorms

Images include .
  • Loch Morlich, The Cairngorms
    The major summits of the Northern Cairngorms from Loch Morlich.
  • The Devil's Point, The Cairngorms
    The Devil's Point seen from across the Lairig Ghru on the summit of Carn a'Mhaim.
  • On the summit of Cairn Lochan, The Cairngorms
    On the summit of Cairn Lochan looking north over Coire an Lochan with Loch Morlich in the distance.
  • Loch Avon, The Cairngorms
    Looking east from the Cairngorm Plateau to Loch Avon.
  • Rothiemercus Forest, The Cairngorms
    A cluster of native Scots Pine in the Rothiemercus Forest.
 
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Snowdonia

Images of Snowdonia, including The Snowdon Horseshoe in all seasons, Tryfan, The Glyders and The peaks of The Ogwen Valley and Southern Carneddau
  • Snowdon Horseshoe, Snowdonia
    A rare view of The Snowdon Horseshoe in full winter conditions across a partly frozen Llynnau Mymbyr at Sunrise. This image was one which had been planned for many years and which was possible in only in certain conditions involving thin high altitude cloud in a cold north-easterly airstream.
  • Snowdon Horseshoe, Snowdonia
    Spring snow on the Snowdon Horseshoe is perfectly reflected in the waters of the Llynnau Mymbyr. A long-awaited image was finally achieved on a still morning in late March; the only drawback was a fine layer of mist to the south which stubbornly refused to move and diluted the colour of the sky.
  • Llyn Ogwen, Snowdonia
    The Ogwen Valley basin flanked by the summits of Tryfan, Glyder Fawr and Y Garn from the path to the Ffynnon Lloer, Pen-yr-oleu-wen.
  • Snowdon Horseshoe, Snowdonia
    The Snowdon Horseshoe beautifully reflected in the Llynnau Mymbyr, taken from Royal Bridge Capel Curig on a perfect autumn morning.
  • Tryfan and The Ogwen Valley, Snowdonia
    A classic view of The Ogwen Valley from near Helyg - Bristly Ridge, Tryfan, Y Garn and Foel Goch. Taken on the same day as 'Ogwen Autumn Dawn' but around one hour later.
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The Lake District

Images of The Lake District including the major summits of Helvellyn, Skiddaw, Scafell, Scafell Pike, Great Gable, The Langdale Pikes and other peaks overlooking the lakes of Buttermere, Derwentwater, Ullswater, Haweswater, Coniston, Wastwater, Brotherswater and Windermere.
  • Helvellyn and Ullswater, The Lake District
    The main spine of the Helvellyn Range from Dove Crag to Stybarrow Dodd rises above Ullswater as seen from Hare Shaw Crag on Place Fell. This image was several years in the planning as an alternative image was sought of Ullswater to that from Gowbarrow Fell. The overnight snowfall on this calm January morning was an unexpected bonus and provided an additional perspective to what at the time was a new and original viewpoint.
  • Derwentwater, The Lake District
    Alpenglow in the skies above Skiddaw and a frozen Derwentwater in the pre-dawn light of midwinter. The image was taken at 8.30am on 4th January 2010 on one of the coldest days of a very hard winter.
  • Great Gable, Wasdale, The Lake District
    Great Gable from the head of Wastwater.
  • Wastwater, The Lake District
    One of the most iconic views of The Lake District - Wastwater with a backdrop of mountains which include Yewbarrow, Great Gable, Lingmell, Scafell and Scafell Pike. This image was captured on a crystal clear but windy November morning between heavy and frequent hail showers.
  • Buttermere, The Lake District
    The rising sun appears above Fleetwith Pike and illuminates Buttermere.
 
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Everest

The selection of images of Everest was obtained over an extended period of time on numerous expeditions to both the Nepalese and Tibetan sides of the mountain. It includes views from near and afar, but images are predominately from Kala Pattar in the Khumbu Valley, Gokyo Peak, The Pang La, The Kangschung Valley, Rongbuk, Thyangboche and Namche Bazaar.
  • Everest, Tibet
    The North Face of Everest from Rongbuk, Tibet.
  • Everest, Khumbu Himalaya, Nepal
    Everest and its satellites from Gokyo Peak.
  • Everest, Khumbu Himalaya, Nepal
    Everest and its satellites from Gokyo Peak at sunset.
  • Everest, Khumbu Himalaya, Nepal
    Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse from the summit of Kala Pattar.
  • Everest, Khumbu Himalaya, Nepal
    Sunset on the South West Face of Everest from Kala Pattar.
 
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The Khumbu Himalaya, Nepal

The selected images of The Khumbu Himalaya, Nepal were obtained over an extended period of time on numerous expeditions in both Spring and Autumn seasons and but a small sample of the vast library of material available. The scope of the images and the locations from which they were taken are wide ranging but are centred on the five main river valleys of the region - Khumbu, Gokyo, Imja, Bhote Kosi and Dudh Kosi. The mountains featured include Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Kangtaiga, Thamserku, Taweche, Cholatse, Cho Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Konge Ri and Kossum Kang.
  • Ama Dablam, Khumbu Himalaya, Nepal
    A classic view of Ama Dablam from the path between Phortse and Pangboche, Khumbu Himal, Nepal.
  • Ama Dablam, Khumbu Himalaya, Nepal
    Ama Dablam from the summit of Kala Pattar.
  • Ama Dablam, Khumbu Himalaya, Nepal
    Ama Dablam's North Face from the path between Pangboche and Dingboche, Khumbu Himal, Nepal.
  • Khumbu Himalaya, Nepal
    Ama Dablam and the peaks of the Khumbu form a backdrop to silhouetted prayer flags at dawn from the village of Khumjung, Khumbu Himal, Nepal.
  • Pumori, Khumbu Himalaya, Nepal
    The head of the Khumbu Glacier with the peaks of Pumori, Lingtren and Changtse overlooking the trekking peak of Kala Pattar and the sandy flats of Gorak Shep.
 
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The Kangchenjunga Himalaya, Nepal

Images of the two approaches to Kangchenjunga from the Nepalese side; the southern - via the Tamur Valley and Yalung Glacier, and the northern - via the Ghunsa Valley and Kangchenjunga Glacier. The expedition on which these images were taken started at Phidim and crossed to the northern side of the massif via the Lapsang La before exiting the area along the Milke Danda Ridge to the roadhead at Basantpur.
  • Kangchenjunga from Gopetar
    First sight of the Kangchenjunga massif, some 60 miles distant, from above Gopetar at the very start of the walk in from the Phidim on the Kabeli Khola, eastern Nepal.
  • Sunrise at Ramze
    Sunrise from our top camp at Rhamze beside the Yalung Glacier. The shapely cone of Rathong Peak (6679m) and crested peak of Kokthang (6147m) dominate the view.
  • Kangchenjunga South Face
    Approaching Kangchenjunga on a path beside the lateral moraine of the Yalung Glacier. The main peaks (l to r) are the rounded top of Kambachen (7903m), the pointed main summit of Kangchenjunga (8598m) and the flat crest of Yalung Kang (8505m).
  • The Twins and Kangchenjunga from Pangpema
    The Twins (7351m) and the North West Face of Kangchenjunga seen from Pangpema (4940m).
  • Chamlang, Everest and Makalu Sunset
    Sunset over the distant peaks of Chamlang (7319m), Everest (8848m) and Makalu (8485m) from Gupha Pokhari on the Milke Danda Ridge.
 
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The Annapurna Himalaya, Nepal

Images of The Annapurna Himalaya, Nepal taken during a circuit of the mountain via the Thorong La Pass (5416m) just after the route had first opened in 1980. Mountains featured amongst these images include all the major peaks of the Annapurna Himalaya including the Nilgiris and the 'Fishtail' summit of Machhapurchhare.
  • Annapurna Himalaya, Nepal
    The Annapurna Himal from the ascent to the Thorong La Pass.
  • Annapurna Himalaya, Nepal
    The Fish-Tail peak of Machhapuchhare from Naudanda.
  • Annapurna Himalaya, Nepal
    Annapurna and Hiun Chuli from Austrian Camp.
  • Annapurna Himalaya, Nepal
    Morning Light on Machhapuchhare and the Annapurna Range from Damphus.
  • Annapurna Himalaya, Nepal
    The Fish-Tail peak of Machhapuchhare (6997m) from Austrian Camp.
 
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The K2 Baltoro Mustagh, Karakoram Himalaya, Pakistan

Images of The K2 Baltoro Mustagh, Karakoram Himalaya, Pakistan featuring the mountains of
  • K2, Baltoro Mustagh, Karakoram
    K2, the world's second highest mountain rises high above the Baltoro Glacier.
  • K2, Baltoro Mustagh, Karakoram
    Lenticular cloud over the summit of K2 heralds the impending arrival of a Karakoram storm.
  • Masherbrum, Karakoram Himalaya
    Masherbrum from the campsite at Gore on the Baltoro Glacier.
  • Gasherbrum 4, Karakoram Himalaya
    Sunset on the magnificent West Face of Gasherbrum 4 from camp at Concordia on the Baltoro Glacier.
  • Gasherbrum 4, Karakoram Himalaya
    The morning sun bursts from behind the West Face of Gasherbrum 4 as seen from camp at Concordia on the Baltoro Glacier.
 
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The Manaslu and Gorkha Himalaya, Nepal

Images of Manaslu and Gorkha Himalaya, featuring the mountains of Manaslu, Himal Chuli and Peak 29 (Ngadi Chuli). These images were taken during an expedition to circumnavigate the entire Manaslu massif using an adventurous approach up the valley of the Dorandi Khola River, over the remote Rupina La Pass (4720m), descending via the beautiful and rarely visited Chhulung Valley.
  • The Chhulung Valley, Manaslu Himalaya
    Looking west down the Chhulung Valley towards the peaks of Ganesh Himal.
  • Himal Chuli, Manaslu Himalaya
    Looking back to the head of the Chhulung Valley and the great peak of Himal Chuli (7893m).
  • Ganesh Himalaya
    Evening light on the peaks of Ganesh Himal (7406m) from the campsite near Zokbatan.
  • Manaslu, Manaslu Himalaya
    The great east face of Manaslu 1 seen from Lho, Gorkha Himal, Nepal.
  • Manaslu, Manaslu Himalaya
    Sunrise on the East Face of Manalsu from Samagaon, Gorkha Himal, Nepal.
 
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The Kangchenjunga Himalaya, Sikkim

Images of The Kangchenjunga Himalaya, from Sikkim. These images were taken during an expedition out Darjeeling along the Singalila Ridge, across the Danfe Bhir Pass, with the final objective being the Goecha La Pass beneath Yalung Kang, the southern summit of Kangchenjunga.
  • Kangchenjunga, Sikkim Himalaya
    The Kangchenjunga Massif with the main peak on the right and the outlier Jannu on the left. The image was taken from the Singalila Ridge in Sikkim as afternoon rainclouds finally parted.
  • Kangchenjunga, Sikkim Himalaya
    The south peak of Kangchenjunga, Yalung Kang, taken from above Samity Lake, Sikkim at dawn.
  • Kangchenjunga, Sikkim Himalaya
    The Kangchenjunga massif from the remote Danphe Bhir Pass (4631m) north of the Singalila Ridge, Sikkim.
  • Pandim Peak, Kangchenjunga Himal, Sikkim
    Pandim Peak (6691m) from the trail between Dongri and the Thansing Hut.
  • Pandim Peak, Kangchenjunga Himal, Sikkim
    Pandim Peak (6691m) from the trail between Dongri and the Thansing Hut.
 
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The Makalu Himalaya, Nepal

Images of The Makalu Himalaya, Nepal, featuring the mountains of Makalu, Chamlang, Baruntse and Peak 6 (Tutse). This collection of images was captured on an expedition to Makalu Base Camp by a route from Tumlingtar in the Arun Valley, crossing into the Barun Valley by way of the Shipton La Pass.
  • The Barun Valley, Makalu Himalaya
    Chamlang, Peak 6 and the Barun Valley from the Shipton Pass (4170m).
  • Tutse, Makalu Himalaya
    Camp beneath Peak 6 (Tutse) in the Barun Valley.
  • Chamlang, Makalu Himalaya
    Trekking beside the Barun Glacier with Chamlang (7319m) dominating the view ahead.
  • Chamlang, Makalu Himalaya
    Chamlang (7319m) from the Barun Glacier.
  • Makalu, Makalu Himalaya
    The South Face of Makalu from the Barun Glacier.
 
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The Dhaulagiri Himalaya, Nepal

Images of The Dhaulagiri Himalaya, Nepal, taken during a circumnavigation of the entire Dhaulagiri massif. The route enters the region through the Myagdi Khola Valley to reach Dhaulagiri Base Camp on the Chhonbadarn Glacier. From there a crossing of French Col (5400m) leads into the Hidden Valley, and then of Damphus Pass (5360m) into the Kali Gandaki Valley and completion of the circuit.
  • Gurja Himalaya, Nepal
    Gurja Himalaya from the village of Dharapani in the Myagdi Khola Valley.
  • Dhaulagiri Himalaya, Nepal
    Entering the steep sided gorge of the upper Myagdi Khola Valley en route to the foot of the Chhonbadarn Glacier.
  • Dhaulagiri 1, Nepal
    The huge North West Face of Dhaulagiri (8167m) from the final ascent from the Chonbaddarn Glacier to French Col.
  • Hidden Valley, Dhaulagiri Himalaya, Nepal
    Looking down Hidden Valley towards the Mukut Himal on the descent from French Col.
  • Dhaulagiri 1, Nepal
    The huge South Face of Dhaulagiri seen across the great divide of the Kali Gandaki Valley from Poon Hill, Annapurna.
 
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The Mera Peak - Shorong Hinku Himalaya, Nepal

Images of The Mera Peak - Shorong Hinku Himalaya, Nepal, featuring the mountains of Makalu, Chamlang, Baruntse and Peak 6 (Tutse). This material was obtained during two visits to the Hinku Valley, in 1988 and 1990. The first approach was from the east from Hille via the Arun and Hongu Valleys. The second approach was byway of the traditional Everest Walk In from Jiri, crossing into the Hinku Valley via the Pangkongma La two days' walking south of Lukla.
  • Mera Peak, Khumbu Himalaya
    Mera Peak from the Hinku Valley on the ascent to the Zatrwala Pass.
  • Mera Peak, Khumbu Himalaya
    Camp at Dig Kharka in the Hinku Valley. The peak beyond is Kussum Kangurru.
  • Mera Peak, Khumbu Himalaya
    Ascending the Mera Glacier towards High Camp. The peaks of the Hinku Valley are seen beyond as is the 8000 metre peak of Cho Oyu in the far distance.
  • Mera Peak, Khumbu Himalaya
    High Camp on the ascent of Mera Peak at a height of about 19,000ft. The Everest massif is clearly visible beyond.
  • Mera Peak, Khumbu Himalaya
    Prayer flags flying on the summit of Mera Peak (6641m). Everest dominates the view. Ama Dablam is in the foreground, whilst Gyachung Kang can be seen on the left hoirzion.
 
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The Rolwaling Himalaya, Nepal

Images of The Rolwaling Himalaya, Nepal. These images were taken during an exploratory expedition seeking a new trekking route into the Rolwaling Valley from the south. The trail finally established commenced at Jiri and headed north over the Honobu La and the challenging Yalung La to reach Na and finally Beding in the Rolwaling Valley.
  • Rolwaling Himal, Nepal
    The sacred Sherpa peak of Gauri Sankar seen from the ridgetop near the summit of Baramji, a half-day's walk from Yale.
  • Rolwaling Himal, Nepal
    On the final section of the ridge enclosing the Ramdung Glacier before reaching the Yalung La.
  • Rolwaling Himal, Nepal
    Tsoboje (6689m) and the peaks of the Ripimo Shar Glacier as seen during the descent of the Yalung Valley.
  • Rolwaling Himal, Nepal
    The notoriously unstable glacial lake of the Tsho Rolpa above the Sherpa village of Na. The peaks in the background are Bigphera Go Nup (6666m) and Bigphera Go Shar (6730m).
  • Rolwaling Himal, Nepal
    Beding, the main Sherpa village in the Rolwaling Valley, built on the hillside to protect it from potential floodwater below.
 
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The Biafo Hispar Mustagh, Karakoram Himalaya, Pakistan

Images of peaks of The Hipsar and Biafo Glacier systems, Karakoram Himalaya, Pakistan. These images were taken during a traverse from Baltistan to Hunza (Skardu to Karimabad) along the length of the Biafo and Hispar Glaciers involving also the crossing of the Snow Lake (Lukpe Lawo) and the Hispar Pass.
  • Askole, Baltoro Mustagh, Karakoram Himalaya
    The traditional route to K2 as well as the Biafo-Hispar traverse begins with a short trek through the fields of Askole village.
  • Snowlake, Biafo Mustagh, Karakoram Himalaya
    Peaks of the Baifo Glacier.
  • Snowlake, Biafo Mustagh, Karakoram Himalaya
    At dawn, looking south down the Biafo Glacier from a camp at the foot of the Hispar Pass.
  • Snowlake, Biafo Mustagh, Karakoram Himalaya
    The view to Snow Lake (Lukpe Lawo) and the Sim Gang Glacier from the ascent of the Hispar Pass (5150m).
  • The Hispar Glacier, Hispar Mustagh, Karakoram Himalaya
    Negotiating the interminable moraines, crevasses, seracs and pools of the unstable Hispar Glacier.
 
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