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Makalu Photo Gallery - Best Photos - Makalu South Face, Makalu Southwest Face, Makalu West Pillar and Makalu West Face from Nepal, Crossing the East and West Cols, Makalu from Gokyo Ri, Makalu North Face from Kama Valley in Tibet.

I traveled to Makalu Base Camp in Nepal and over the East and West Cols in 2009, and Makalu North Face in Tibet in 1998.

9 3 Makalu North Face From Shao La In Tibet Makaluís knife-edge northeast ridge looked imposing from the Shao La, but this was the final stage of the first ascent by the French in 1955. Lionel Terray and Jean Couzy (both members of the French ascent of Annapurna in 1950) climbed from the Makalu La, across and up the north face, reaching the summit on May 15th.

9 3 Makalu North Face From Shao La In Tibet

12 13 Kanchungtse and Makalu North Face Close Up From Everest East Base Camp In Tibet Kanchungtse (7672m, also called Makalu II) leads to the Makalu La and up to the Makalu summit seen from the Everest Kangshung East Base Camp Ė a brilliant view!

12 13 Kanchungtse and Makalu North Face Close Up From Everest East Base Camp In Tibet

15 6 Makalu North Face And Chomolonzo From Langma La In Tibet The Makalu North Face and the three summits of Chomolonzo were perfectly visible across the Kama valley from the Langma La.

15 6 Makalu North Face And Chomolonzo From Langma La In Tibet

Gokyo Ri 04-5 Makalu West Face Close Up From Gokyo Ri Before Sunset Makalu West Face close up from Gokyo Ri in the late afternoon.

Gokyo Ri 04-5 Makalu West Face Close Up From Gokyo Ri Before Sunset

Gokyo Ri 07-3 Makalu Close Up From Gokyo Ri At Sunset The Makalu West Face changes from white to yellow to orange to a soft red in the last rays of the sun from Gokyo Ri.

Gokyo Ri 07-3 Makalu Close Up From Gokyo Ri At Sunset

7 9 Makalu Southwest And South Faces Close Up From Ridge Above Sherson Close up of Makalu Southwest and South Faces from a ridge above Sherson.

7 9 Makalu Southwest And South Faces Close Up From Ridge Above Sherson

7 18 Makalu Summit Sunset From Makalu Base Camp South The last rays at sunset burns the Makalu Southwest Face summit area, seen from Makalu Base Camp South (4850m).

7 18 Makalu Summit Sunset From Makalu Base Camp South

7 19 Makalu Last Rays Of Sun Hit The Summit From Makalu Base Camp South The last ray at sunset burns just the Makalu summit with the enormous Makalu Southwest Face below, seen from Makalu Base Camp South (4850m).

7 19 Makalu Last Rays Of Sun Hit The Summit From Makalu Base Camp South

8 3 Makalu Summit Early Morning From Makalu Base Camp South We didnít leave Makalu Base Camp South until after 11:00 since it was going to be short trek. As I waited, the sun continued its western swing and slowly lit up the Makalu Southwest Face highlighting the ridges much better than the evening light.

8 3 Makalu Summit Early Morning From Makalu Base Camp South

8 8 Makalu Late Afternoon From Sandy Camp The Makalu West Face, Makalu West Pillar, and Makalu Southwest Face towered directly overhead from Makalu Sandy Camp (5300m)

8 8 Makalu Late Afternoon From Sandy Camp

9 8 Makalu Summit From Trail To East Col Camp Makalu summit and Makalu West Face close up in the mid-morning from the climb to the East Col Glacier Camp.

9 8 Makalu Summit From Trail To East Col Camp

9 14 Makalu West Face, West Pillar, And Southwest Face In Last Rays Of Sunset From East Col Camp The last rays of sunset burn Makalu West Face, Makalu West Pillar, and Makalu Southwest Face from East Col Glacier Camp (5800m).

9 14 Makalu West Face, West Pillar, And Southwest Face In Last Rays Of Sunset From East Col Camp

9 16 Makalu West Face, West Pillar, Southwest Face, And Peak 3 After Sunset From East Col Camp Makalu West Face, Makalu West Pillar, Makalu Southwest Face, and Peak 3 / Sherson (6422m) radiate in the alpenglow after sunset from East Col Glacier Camp (5800m).

9 16 Makalu West Face, West Pillar, Southwest Face, And Peak 3 After Sunset From East Col Camp

10 1 First Rays Of Morning Sun Hit Climbing Sherpa Palde and Jerome Ryan Trekking On Glacier Towards East Col Although we were on the move an hour before sunrise at 5am, the other tour group had already left camp even earlier. I quickly fell into my trekking rhythm climbing on the glacier, walking slowly but continuously, counting my steps, and passed the trekkers from the other group. Climbing Sherpa Palde and Jerome Ryan pause to enjoy the warmth of the first rays of the sun.

10 1 First Rays Of Morning Sun Hit Climbing Sherpa Palde and Jerome Ryan Trekking On Glacier Towards East Col

10 10 Jerome Ryan Climbing Down East Col Finally it was my turn to grab the fixed rope and descend the 125m 40-45 degree snow and rock face. Palde and Pemba Rinjii cut steps for me to make it easier and safer. The only real danger was falling rocks and ice kicked loose by the other groupís porters descending at the same time.

10 10 Jerome Ryan Climbing Down East Col

10 12 Glacier To West Col From East Col After a brief 15 minute rest, it took us only 50 minutes to cross the 3 km wide Lower Barun Glacier from the base of the East Col to the 6135m West Col.

10 12 Glacier To West Col From East Col

10 14 Makalu West Face, West Pillar, Southwest Face And East Col From Glacier To West Col Makalu West Face, Makalu West Pillar, and Makalu Southwest Face close up from the West Col (6143m). The East Col is at the lower right of centre of the photo to the left of the snow.

10 14 Makalu West Face, West Pillar, Southwest Face And East Col From Glacier To West Col

10 15 Climbing Sherpa Palde, Pemba Rinjii, Pal Dorje, Jerome Ryan, Guide Gyan Tamang, Tenzing, Pasang On Glacier To West Col With Makalu Behind We stopped for a team photo just before the West Col - from left to right: climbing Sherpa Palde, cook Pemba Rinjii, porter Pal Dorje, Jerome Ryan, guide Gyan Tamang, porter Tenzing, and cook helper Pasang.

10 15 Climbing Sherpa Palde, Pemba Rinjii, Pal Dorje, Jerome Ryan, Guide Gyan Tamang, Tenzing, Pasang On Glacier To West Col With Makalu Behind

Nasa 3 ISS006-E-15498 Makalu, Kangchungtse, Chomolonzo, Baruntse, Chamlang, Hongu Valley, East and West Cols, Island Peak From South Nasa has taken some excellent photos over the years. Here is a Nasa photo from the south including Makalu, Kangchungtse, Chomolonzo, Baruntse, Chamlang, Hongu Valley, East and West Cols, Island Peak.

Nasa 3 ISS006-E-15498 Makalu, Kangchungtse, Chomolonzo, Baruntse, Chamlang, Hongu Valley, East and West Cols, Island Peak From South