I've just returned from a 2+ week climbing trip to Mt. Chola (Que'er Shan) 6168m/20,236'. Mt. Chola is located in the Ganzi Prefecture, Sichuan Province, Western China, near the Tibetan border. The region was only recently opened up to foreign tourists and the mountain hasn't seen that many ascents. The main peak or Chola I, was first climbed in1987 by a joint Japan-China team.
|Setting Off From C1 in Less Than Perfect Weather. Nikon D300, 12-24mm.
|Crevasse Crossing Under the Guide's Watchful Eyes. Nikon D300, 12-24mm.
|Navigating the Glacial Terrain of Chola. Panasonic LX3.
|Descending Chola. Panasonic LX3. Photo © Sula/Lim Kim Boon.
Panasonic LX3 - This is a little champ of a camera. Small, lightweight, tough, great image quality. Almost all the photos on the summit were taken by LX3s.
Chamois - indispensable for outdoor photography. Used to wipe down rain drops on my DSLR lens. I have a square foot in my camera chest pouch.
|Heading Down Towards C3. Panasonic LX3.
|A GPS Plot of the Climb. Courtesy of Norman Hodapp.
For more photos on the climb, please visit my Flickr site.