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wbw

Trad climber
'cross the great divide
Feb 14, 2013 - 05:25pm PT
Wow! That face has gotten waaaay gnarly in the last 58 years.
geo_nutt

Trad climber
the big bang
Feb 14, 2013 - 05:25pm PT
Not the ridge I was thinking of (i was thinking directly to the east) but definitely looks like you found the right one in google earth. What an amazing tool that is! The fluting in the area around Ama dablam is quite spectacular. Glad you found what you were looking for.

Cheers!

George Bell

Trad climber
Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 14, 2013 - 05:44pm PT
Here is the photo as reproduced by Google Earth, as close as I can get, anyway. The lighting is not right, even with changing the sunlight setting and current date. Viewpoint is still a little high, the background peaks should not be visible.

The higher summit to the right is visible (cut off in the photo).

Google Earth is great for this!

Photo as reproduced by Google Earth.
Photo as reproduced by Google Earth.
Credit: George Bell

Thanks, guys!
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Feb 14, 2013 - 06:05pm PT
fascinating to see the same mountain 50 years later
Crump

Social climber
Lakewood, CO
Feb 14, 2013 - 06:06pm PT
Backside of ERock for sure! When we had snow once...
matty

Trad climber
under the sea
Feb 14, 2013 - 06:42pm PT
WOW pretty cool, thought it was peru for sure, but what do I know...not much.
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
Feb 14, 2013 - 07:10pm PT
Good detective work with Google! I was mostly going off memories of this photo I have that Scott Fischer took of Wes Krause on Baruntse.
Credit: McHale's Navy
harryhotdog

Social climber
north vancouver, B.C.
Feb 14, 2013 - 09:10pm PT
I believe this peak is just west of Baruntse on the way into Island peak.
Sheets

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Feb 14, 2013 - 10:42pm PT

It is pretty fascinating to look at mountains separated in time.

George, what's funny is that I read K2: The Savage Mountain at about the same time I was reading a couple of your father's papers on neutron transport. Didn't put it together until later that it was the same guy. Pretty impressive guy.
George Bell

Trad climber
Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 15, 2013 - 05:09pm PT
Yes, my dad was pretty amazing. Too bad he is no longer with us.

The peak in the photo has no official name that I have found, it is the easternmost peak of Malangphutang (also spelled Malangphulang), 27deg48'58.18", 86deg53'20.85'. On one map it's height was identified as 6439m (21,125'). The main summit of Malangphutang is the "higher peak to the right", 6573m.

The photograph was taken from near Mingbo La looking south.
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Feb 15, 2013 - 05:15pm PT
The peak in the photo has no official name that I have found

Like I said Mr. George Bell, has a nice ring to it!
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Feb 15, 2013 - 05:34pm PT
Is that the George Bell of Willis Wall fame?
George Bell

Trad climber
Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 15, 2013 - 06:15pm PT
Nope. I think it was Charles Bell who climbed the Willis Wall. My dad is the George Bell of K2 fame!
Conrad

climber
Feb 15, 2013 - 08:03pm PT
Greetings George,

Nice image and what a "cool" thread. As you have noted, this is the peak SE of the Mingbo La (Pass) near Ama Dablam. I recognized it from the work I have been doing on behalf of the Extreme Ice Survey and Jim Balog. We have a time lapse camera that has been observing the Nare Glacier on the South side of Ama Dablam.

Looking South from EIS # 5 camera. Peak in question is to the right.
Looking South from EIS # 5 camera. Peak in question is to the right.
Credit: Conrad

The peak appears to be the right in this image.

Flute melt down
Flute melt down
Credit: Conrad

This image, courtesy of Barry Bishop is from the first ascent of Ama Dablam in '61. We used this as a location to study the Nare Glacier.

Ama Dablam in 1961 by Barry Bishop
Ama Dablam in 1961 by Barry Bishop
Credit: Barry Bishop courtesy of Brent Bishop


This image is from May of 2010.

Nare 2010
Nare 2010
Credit: Conrad

sharperblue

Mountain climber
oakland, california
Feb 19, 2013 - 07:50pm PT
^^^^^^
Thanks for posting those pics, and thanks for the entire Chasing Ice production/Jim Balog's and all involved's work - an amazing and beautiful documentary
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