Occasional Climber

Baltistan – Skardu to Askole, August 1997

The “A” team casually arranged in our jeep on the outskirts of Skardu (2,200m)
Crossing the sand flats North of Skardu, that converge on the Shigar River
Looking North up the lower Shigar River valley, before Shigar
The Mosque at Shigar
In the cool of a tea house beside the jeep trail in Shigar
Wood gatherers returning to Shigar as we set off on the trail to Skoro La
The parched, desolate scenery of the Skoro River valley
From about 4,500m, looking across to Cheri Chor on the Shigar side, below Skoro La
The ridge leading to Skoro La (5,073m)
At about 4,000m on the little shelf of our makeshift “acclimatisation” camp, at the head of the Skoro valley
Having been unable to acclimatise sufficiently to pass Skoro La at such an early stage (day 3) in the trek, we retreated to the Shigar valley jeep trail. Here, we stop for the obligatory swapping of information upon meeting a vehicle heading in the opposite direction
Askole (3,000m), viewed from the Southern side of the Biaho Lungma  > Askole to Concordia

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