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Nightly Concordia

Our days at the base camp are ruled by the sunlight, but sometimes, despite the temperatures below zero, we extend our activities at night, collecting photographic images and timelapse videos of the great mountains lit by grazing and cold lunar light. The starry sky above us, surrounded by ridges of mountains between 7000 and [...]

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Concordia

After a week of trekking over the endless moraines of the Baltoro glacier, we arrive at the magnificent amphitheater of Concordia at 4650 meters, one of the most spectacular locations of Karakorum, surrounded by some of the highest peaks on Earth, including the K2, the Broad Peak, Gasherbrum and the chain of the Masherbrums. Concordia, [...]

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Baltoro, what emotions!

This is the very first time in my life I reach 4.500 meters with my own legs, and I must admit that I can’t find the words to describe what I had before my eyes. The whole valley of the Baltoro from the Concordia circus up almost to the front, over 50 kilometers of glacier [...]

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270 degrees of Baltoro glacier

What a day, this August 4th! A few meters further up, after the image of the spire above  Urdukas, I’m also able to retrieve the same photo point of another astounding image taken by Massimo Terzano; a similar image was obtained by Vittorio Sella too twenty years before, although its shooting point was placed way [...]

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Seeking for a legendary shot

There are images that remain indelible in the memory, strong because of a feeling, of a unique suggestion that leaves the imagination and minds of those who observed a compelling message. To me it happened often, when browsing the collections of old pictures by the explorers who first documented these regions. One in particular has [...]

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Liligo, the surging glacier

Today we reach one of the most investigated tributaries of the Baltoro glacier; it’s the Liligo glacier, so interesting one since many times subject to quick changes, as to be classified as “surging glacier”, and yet studied by Prof. Claudio Smiraglia, scientific coordinator of the project “On the Trails of the Glaciers”. During the latest [...]

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Terzano Rock

We left Payu at 7:00am and soon reached the Baltoro glacier’s front, in order to repeat one of the most known images taken by Massimo Terzano; with a great regret, we see that this could be one of the latest chances to enjoy this astounding view, since the area of the Terzano Rock seems to [...]

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Payu

Today we reached Payu, where we can admire the spectacular view of the Baltoro glacier’s front. In these latest two days we faced two of the longest trekking stops, and given the yet low altitude (3100 – 3400 meters) we had a really hot weather conditions, with temperatures well beyond the 30°C. During the 30 [...]

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