Up in the Windy Peaks of the Mountains📷

in photography •  19 days ago 

A popular and well positioned mountain for its views, is named Ha Ling and can be a wonderful hike in the winter mounts for the surrounding snow fields and open vistas. Catch this one on a blue sky day and you are in for a real treat like this hike I did up there with some friends.

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Wide panoramas to the larger western ridges.
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Looking south to Mt. Lawrence, another excellent scramble (more so for summer though).
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The wind was howling, so we didn't stop for lunch at the summit, as there is NO protection up here, just exposure an a thousand foot drop off the ledge. (not shown as the snow cornice is too risky to get anywhere near it in the winter thanks!)
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Its a massive view and hike in these conditions though, so a long way back down. We stopped in the sunshine for food once protected in the trees and it was beautiful and warm in the sunshine.
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