China Far West - K2 North Shakskam Valley

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 Kunlun Mountains and Kashgar - Tibet Highway

Kunlun Mountains and Kashgar - Tibet Highway

 Kunlun Mountains

Kunlun Mountains

 The Kunlun Mountains

The Kunlun Mountains

 The road to Mazar 

The road to Mazar 

 The road from Mazar to Ilik 

The road from Mazar to Ilik 

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 Yarkand River in Ilik 

Yarkand River in Ilik 

 The Karakoram around Ilik 

The Karakoram around Ilik 

 Ilk - the camels arrived 

Ilk - the camels arrived 

 Start of our trek 

Start of our trek 

 The awesome deep gorges of Northern Karakoram 

The awesome deep gorges of Northern Karakoram 

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 The approach to Aghil Pass 

The approach to Aghil Pass 

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 The high Karakoram from the Aghil PAss

The high Karakoram from the Aghil PAss

 The view from the top of Aghil Pass

The view from the top of Aghil Pass

 Approaching the Shagskam River Valley from the Aghil PAss

Approaching the Shagskam River Valley from the Aghil PAss

 The Shagskam River Valley 

The Shagskam River Valley 

 Preparing to cross the Shakgskam River 

Preparing to cross the Shakgskam River 

 Our caravan in the Shakskam River valley 

Our caravan in the Shakskam River valley 

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 Shagskam River Valley 

Shagskam River Valley 

 Shagskam River Valley 

Shagskam River Valley 

 These mountains make you feel so small 

These mountains make you feel so small 

 Crossing one of the main channels of the Shagskam River 

Crossing one of the main channels of the Shagskam River 

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 In the summer, the entire valley is filled with water

In the summer, the entire valley is filled with water

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 View does the Shagskam River Valley 

View does the Shagskam River Valley 

 View of the Chinese Base Camp 

View of the Chinese Base Camp 

 K2 - the steep north ridge 

K2 - the steep north ridge 

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 Looking west down the Shagskam River valley - closed to trekking 

Looking west down the Shagskam River valley - closed to trekking 

 Sarto Lago River valley 

Sarto Lago River valley 

 K2 North Ridge

K2 North Ridge

 K2

K2

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 Approaching the K2 Glacier 

Approaching the K2 Glacier 

 K2 Glacier and Italian BC

K2 Glacier and Italian BC

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K2 

 The Italian BC on the K2 Glacier 

The Italian BC on the K2 Glacier 

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 K2 and a side glacier 

K2 and a side glacier 

 Mountains along the K2 Glacier 

Mountains along the K2 Glacier 

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 K2 

K2 

 Looking down the Sarpo Lago River valley 

Looking down the Sarpo Lago River valley 

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 Crevasse Glacier 

Crevasse Glacier 

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