Dhaulagiri Base Camp

February 11, 2005


Referred by: John Casten
Summary authors & editors: John Casten

The photo above was taken in the month of October (1993) during a climb I made in the Himalayas of Nepal. This view is from our base camp looking toward the impressive 8,172 m (26,804 ft) Dhaulagiri summit -- the summit is actually not visible on the photo. Base camp is an austere place consisting of some snow, a lot of rocks, a tent, and prayer flags. Dhaulagiri is the 7th highest mountain in the world. Dhaulagiri and Annapurna (the world's 10th highest peak) flank the Kali-Gandaki gorge in Nepal, reputedly the largest vertical drop on Earth.

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