From the Godwin-Austen Glacier - Karakoram Range, Pakistan

I wanted the biggest shot I could get of the baddest mountain of them all - K2. Huffing along on the way to Broad Peak Base Camp I had the shot over and over again - so I decided to experiment with shooting the south face in sections and merging the pieces in Photoshop.

The result is what you see - 22 images merged together - an attempt to look closely at the terrain comprising in my opinion the most histrorically significant mountain face of them all. From this vantage point many routes up the mountain are visible - the Abruzzi Ridge, the South Face Route, the West Ridge, the Magic Line.

This photo is dedicated to Tadeusz Piotrowski and Wojciech Wroz - Polish pioneers on two of these unbelievable routes of inspiration - who were lost on the way back to earth.

 
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K2 (8611m)

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