Treachery

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    Descending from Mong down to Khumjung/Khunde is treacherous if you take the high route in mid-winter. The steps are really really steep, and filled with ice and snow. No injuries on this day, though. Helen took this one.
    Everest Region, Nepal

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    dmmaus, Yakman, OmMane, perfil, and 4 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. dmmaus 105 months ago | reply

      Holy cow! And I thought the stairs of Cirith Ungol were steep...

    2. Oliphant 105 months ago | reply

      This is an awesome route. I went up & down it this spring, it was tricky enough in good weather, I'd hate to have to do it when it's all iced up - I'd send up a climbing Shepa to fix some ropes and use jumars & ice tools!

    3. sobriquet.net 104 months ago | reply

      v179 - my god - you've got guts!

    4. Al-Pin [deleted] 101 months ago | reply

      wooooooooooow

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    5. Prabhu B Doss 95 months ago | reply

      oh man !! awesome peak ..
      gives me a feeling of falling off from the peak !!

    6. doug k of sky 79 months ago | reply

      holy sh-t. awesome picture

    7. apurdam (Andrew) 79 months ago | reply

      Yeah, I realise now that we should have spread out more.
      If someone had slipped, we'd have all ended up at the bottom.

      Could have done with some crampons ...

    8. fababas 77 months ago | reply

      doesnt Tolkien talk about something like this?

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