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Sunrise at Shishapangma North Chinese Base Camp on Phola Gangchen, Shishapangma East and North Faces, and Gang Benchen followed by a trek to ABC with views of Phola Gangchen, Shishapangma North Face and Porong Ri.

01 Shishapangma North Base Camp We arrive at Shishapangma North Chinese Base Camp and camp next to the local Chinese security tent. Base Camp is almost deserted since there is only one climbing team left up at ABC.

01 Shishapangma North Base Camp

02 Shishapangma North Base Camp Sign Shishapangma North Chinese Base Camp has a sign saying 5000m, but my GPS says 5029m.

02 Shishapangma North Base Camp Sign

03 Phola Gangchen And Shishapangma North Face From Shishapangma North Base Camp Just Before Sunrise Phola Gangchen (7661m) and Shishapangma North Face (8012m) from Shishapangma North Base Camp just before sunrise.

03 Phola Gangchen And Shishapangma North Face From Shishapangma North Base Camp Just Before Sunrise

04 Gang Benchen From Shishapangma North Base Camp Just Before Sunrise The large mountain to the north west of Shishapangma is Gang Benchen with heights variously given as 7281m, 7295m or 7299m, taken from Shishapangma North Chinese Base Camp (5029m) just before sunrise.

04 Gang Benchen From Shishapangma North Base Camp Just Before Sunrise

05 Gang Benchen Close Up From Shishapangma North Base Camp Just Before Sunrise

05 Gang Benchen Close Up From Shishapangma North Base Camp Just Before Sunrise

06 Sunrise Starts On Shishapangma East And North Faces From Shishapangma North Base Camp

06 Sunrise Starts On Shishapangma East And North Faces From Shishapangma North Base Camp

07 Sunrise On Phola Gangchen And Shishapangma East Face From Shishapangma North Base Camp Phola Gangchen (7661m) and Shishapangma East Face shine at sunrise from Shishapangma North Base Camp (5029m).

07 Sunrise On Phola Gangchen And Shishapangma East Face From Shishapangma North Base Camp

08 Phola Gangchen Close Up At Sunrise From Shishapangma North Base Camp Phola Gangchen (7661m) glows at sunrise from Shishapangma North Base Camp (5029m). Phola Gangchen (Molamenqing) was first climbed by Bruce Farmer and Dick Price of New Zealand on May 14, 1981. They were followed by Warwick Anderson and Ron McLeod on May 16 and Geoff Gables, Bruce Clark, Paul Chapman and Tony Charlton on May 20.

08 Phola Gangchen Close Up At Sunrise From Shishapangma North Base Camp

09 Shishapangma East And North Faces And Yebokangal Ri At Sunrise From Shishapangma North Base Camp Shishapangma East Face shines at sunrise from Shishapangma North Base Camp (5029m). The peak with the sunís rays just below the Shishapangma North Face is Yebokangal Ri (7365m, Jebo Kangri), which was first climbed by Jerzy Kukuczka and Artur Hajzer on August 29, 1987.

09 Shishapangma East And North Faces And Yebokangal Ri At Sunrise From Shishapangma North Base Camp

10 Shishapangma Main, Central And West Summits Close Up At Sunrise From Shishapangma North Base Camp I had a perfect view of Shishapangma Main Summit to the left, Central Summit in the middle and the West Summit in shade above the north face on the right from Shishapangma North Base Camp (5029m). Jerzy Kukuczka and Artur Hajzer were the first to climb the northwest ridge on the right to the west summit (7966m) on September 18, 1987, continuing on to the Main Summit. Kukuczka thus became the second climber (after Reinhold Messner) to climb all 14 8000m peaks.

10 Shishapangma Main, Central And West Summits Close Up At Sunrise From Shishapangma North Base Camp

11 Sunrise Starts On Gang Benchen From Shishapangma North Base Camp The first rays of sunrise slowly shine on Gang Benchen from Shishapangma North Chinese Base Camp.

11 Sunrise Starts On Gang Benchen From Shishapangma North Base Camp

12 Sunrise On Gang Benchen From Shishapangma North Base Camp Sunrise on Gang Benchen from Shishapangma North Chinese Base Camp.

12 Sunrise On Gang Benchen From Shishapangma North Base Camp

13 Porong Ri At Sunrise From Shishapangma North Base Camp Porong Ri (7292m) is the first mountain to the northwest of Shishapangma at sunrise from Shishapangma North Chinese Base Camp.

13 Porong Ri At Sunrise From Shishapangma North Base Camp

14 Langtang Ri At Sunrise From Shishapangma North Base Camp Langtang Ri (7239m) is the second mountain to the northwest of Shishapangma at sunrise from Shishapangma North Chinese Base Camp. Langtang Ri was climbed for the first time by Noboru Yamada, Makihiro Wakao, Soichi Nasu and Ang Rinji Sherpa on October 10, 1981 via the south ridge. On October 11, Minoru Iizawa and Isashi Nakaota also reached the top.

14 Langtang Ri At Sunrise From Shishapangma North Base Camp

15 Phurephu Ri At Sunrise From Shishapangma North Base Camp Phurephu Ri (6888m) is a beautiful mountain standing by itself at sunrise from Shishapangma North Chinese Base Camp. Phurephu Ri was first climbed on April 21, 1982 by a Japanese expedition.

15 Phurephu Ri At Sunrise From Shishapangma North Base Camp

16 Lalaga Ri At Sunrise From Shishapangma North Base Camp Lalaga Ri (6666m) at sunrise from Shishapangma North Chinese Base Camp.

16 Lalaga Ri At Sunrise From Shishapangma North Base Camp

17 Gang Benchen Shines At Sunrise From Shishapangma North Base Camp Gang Benchen (7299m) is the most beautiful mountain at sunrise from Shishapangma North Chinese Base Camp (5029m).

17 Gang Benchen Shines At Sunrise From Shishapangma North Base Camp

18 Chalung Ri Shines At Sunrise From Shishapangma North Base Camp The mountains around Chalung Ri (6767m) simply glow at sunrise from Shishapangma North Chinese Base Camp. Chalung Ri is the tall triangular peak in the left middle of the photo.

18 Chalung Ri Shines At Sunrise From Shishapangma North Base Camp

19 After Driving 8km From North Base Camp Jerome Ryan And Gyan Tamang Trek On A High Ridge Towards Shishapangma North Face To shorten our trek towards Shishapangma North Advanced Base Camp, our Tibetan driver drives us 8km beyond base camp to an altitude of 5326m. From there Jerome Ryan and his Nepalese guide Gyan Tamang trek on a high ridge towards Advanced Base Camp with Shishapangma North Face ahead.

19 After Driving 8km From North Base Camp Jerome Ryan And Gyan Tamang Trek On A High Ridge Towards Shishapangma North Face

20 Phola Gangchen And Shishapangma North Face From Trek Towards Shishapangma North Advanced Base Camp Phola Gangchen and Shishapangma North Face dominate the view from the trek towards Shishapangma North Advanced Base Camp.

20 Phola Gangchen And Shishapangma North Face From Trek Towards Shishapangma North Advanced Base Camp

21 Phola Gangchen Close Up From Trek Towards Shishapangma North Advanced Base Camp Phola Gangchen (7661m) close up from the trek towards Shishapangma North Advanced Base Camp.

21 Phola Gangchen Close Up From Trek Towards Shishapangma North Advanced Base Camp

22 Shishapangma Main, Central And West Summits And Yebokangal Ri Close Up From Trek Towards Shishapangma North Advanced Base Camp Shishapangma Main Summit to the left, Central Summit in the middle and the West Summit in shade above the north face on the right from the trek towards Shishapangma North Advanced Base Camp. Yebokangal Ri (7365m, Jebo Kangri) is just below the North Face.

22 Shishapangma Main, Central And West Summits And Yebokangal Ri Close Up From Trek Towards Shishapangma North Advanced Base Camp

23 Phurephu Ri And Gangphu Ri Nup From Trek Towards Shishapangma North Advanced Base Camp Phurephu Ri (6888m) and Gangphu Ri Nup (6772m) from the trek towards Shishapangma North Advanced Base Camp.

23 Phurephu Ri And Gangphu Ri Nup From Trek Towards Shishapangma North Advanced Base Camp

24 Clouds Roll In Over Shishapangma North Face From Trek Almost To Shishapangma North Advanced Base Camp The clouds start to roll in over Shishapangma North Face as we approach Shishapangma North Advanced Base Camp.

24 Clouds Roll In Over Shishapangma North Face From Trek Almost To Shishapangma North Advanced Base Camp

25 Shishapangma North Advanced Base Camp Next To Ice Pinnacles Of Shishapangma Glacier With Phola Gangchen, Shishapangma North Face, Yebokangjiat And Porong Ri After trekking about 7km in a little under 3 hours we reach the ridge (5790m) above Shishapangma North Advanced Base Camp. The panorama includes advanced base camp at the lower left near the ice pinnacles of the Shishapangma Glacier, Phola Gangchen on the left, Shishapangma North Face partially in the clouds in the centre, and Porong Ri on the far right. Yebokangjiat (7068m, Jebo Kangijale Peak) is the bump in the ridge just to the right of Shishapangma.

25 Shishapangma North Advanced Base Camp Next To Ice Pinnacles Of Shishapangma Glacier With Phola Gangchen, Shishapangma North Face, Yebokangjiat And Porong Ri

26 Shishapangma North Advanced Base Camp Next To Ice Pinnacles Of Shishapangma Glacier With Phola Gangchen And Shishapangma North Face Shishapangma North ABC at the lower left near the ice pinnacles of the Shishapangma Glacier, Phola Gangchen on the left and Shishapangma North Face partially in the clouds from the ridge (5790m) above Shishapangma North Advanced Base Camp.

26 Shishapangma North Advanced Base Camp Next To Ice Pinnacles Of Shishapangma Glacier With Phola Gangchen And Shishapangma North Face

27 Ice Pinnacles Of Shishapangma Glacier From Ridge Above Shishapangma North Advanced Base Camp The ice pinnacles of the Shishapangma Glacier from the ridge (5790m) above Shishapangma North Advanced Base Camp.

27 Ice Pinnacles Of Shishapangma Glacier From Ridge Above Shishapangma North Advanced Base Camp

28 Phola Gangchen Close Up From Ridge Above Shishapangma North Advanced Base Camp Phola Gangchen (7661m) close up from the ridge (5790m) above Shishapangma North Advanced Base Camp.

28 Phola Gangchen Close Up From Ridge Above Shishapangma North Advanced Base Camp

29 Shishapangma North Face In The Clouds From Ridge Above Shishapangma North Advanced Base Camp Shishapangma North Face in the clouds from the ridge (5790m) above Shishapangma North Advanced Base Camp.

29 Shishapangma North Face In The Clouds From Ridge Above Shishapangma North Advanced Base Camp

30 Porong Ri From Ridge Above Shishapangma North Advanced Base Camp Porong Ri (7292m) close up from the ridge (5790m) above Shishapangma North Advanced Base Camp. Porong Ri was first climbed by a 14-person Japanese Expedition with Yukio Eto and Minoru Wada reaching the summit on May 14, 1982 via the north ridge, but Wada fell to his death on the descent.

30 Porong Ri From Ridge Above Shishapangma North Advanced Base Camp

31 Jerome Ryan And Gyan Tamang On Ridge Above Shishapangma North Advanced Base Camp With Phola Gangchen And Shishapangma North Face Jerome Ryan and Nepalese Guide Gyan Tamang pose on the ridge (5790m) above Shishapangma North Advanced Base Camp.

31 Jerome Ryan And Gyan Tamang On Ridge Above Shishapangma North Advanced Base Camp With Phola Gangchen And Shishapangma North Face