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Everest and Nuptse at dawn
© Gordon Stainforth, October 1999
Camera used: Fuji GW690
Great shot - your timing must be excellent!
The Bantam - 28/Feb/05
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Well, it was really just a matter of getting into the camera viewpoint (north summite of Kala Pattar) in v good time. This meant leaving camp at about 3.15 am to be sure of not being late (there was a lot of powder snow to wade through on final few hundred feet to the summit), but we still got there about 40 mins before sunrise. It felt like a long wait at -25 degrees centigrade! ... But it was worth it. The way the sun skimmed up almost parallel to that left-hand ridge of Nuptse was completely unexpected and not planned for at all
Gordon Stainforth - 28/Feb/05