glacier above a steeply inclined rock wall that
makes up the mountain's North Face, which is in
turn slashed by a diagonal ice ramp leading to
the lower edge of the glacier.
the south the mountain is much more approachable.
Seen from the lakes east of the Kongma La, a small,
stepped glacier descends from the summit between
long, rocky arms that make up the mountain's South
and South-East Ridges. The margins of the glacier
provide the normal route of ascent.
with Pokalde the views from the summit are spectacular,
especially so because of the nearness of the massive
south face of Nuptse. The views northwards towards
Pumori and the Lho La are also outstanding.