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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
The peak appears to be the right in this image.
Flute melt down
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.