K2 and The Angelus Peak, taken just after dawn from Concordia the meeting point of Baltoro and Godwin-Austen glaciers during a brief spell of stable weather.
This was taken whilst trekking in the Karakoram in September 2006. I was very fortunate with the weather, the week before I arrived at Concordia the weather had been bad. Snow and low cloud with now views of the mountains, on the morning I left the cloud came down and it started to snow again.
Around Concordia are clustered some of the highest peaks in the world. Four of the world’s fourteen “eight-thousanders”, are in this region. K2, second highest in the world at 8,611m, Gasherbrum I, 11th highest in the world at 8,080m, Broad Peak, 12th highest in the world at 8,047m and Gasherbrum II, 13th highest in the world at 8,035m.
Standing at Concordia with all these huge mountains around, its easy to see why Galen Rowell called his book about the 1975 American K2 expedition ‘In the Throne Room of the Mountain Gods’
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