Amazing drone images from Karakorum

Amazing drone images from Karakorum

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Polish photographer David Kashlikowski took amazing pictures of a glacier in the Karakoram mountain system in Pakistan from a drone. He visited a unique region as part of the filming of a film for HBO. Kashlikowski spent three weeks at an altitude of five thousand meters.

The photos you will see were taken over the Baltoro and Godwin-Austin glaciers near Chogori, the second highest mountain peak in the world. Kashlikowski says that no one will remove such glaciers anymore — next season they will already change their shape due to melting. 

Amazing drone images from Karakorum

Photo: David Kaszlikowski / Rex Features / Fotodom.ru

Amazing drone images from Karakorum

Concordia is the confluence of two glaciers, Baltoro and Godwin-Austin. Baltoro is one of the largest glaciers in the world, located outside the polar regions.

Amazing drone images from Karakorum

Amazing drone images from Karakorum

Chogori is the second highest mountain peak in the world, 8611 meters above sea level.

Amazing drone images from Karakorum

On the Baltoro Glacier.

Amazing drone images from Karakorum

Amazing drone images from Karakorum

Amazing drone images from Karakorum

The legendary Cathedral towers over the Baltoro glacier.

Amazing drone images from Karakorum

The Trango Tower rock massif is very popular with climbers.

Amazing drone images from Karakorum

Tents of the expedition participants.

Amazing drone images from Karakorum

Amazing drone images from Karakorum

Amazing drone images from Karakorum

At a certain stage of the route, donkeys and horses, which are used by various expeditions, begin to eat only grain — green meadows are left behind. Not all animals can withstand a grueling journey. Porters leave the bodies of dead animals along the trail.

Amazing drone images from Karakorum

Amazing drone images from Karakorum

The porters sleep in their makeshift tents and eat their freshly baked bread. On cold days, they burn garbage to keep warm.

Amazing drone images from Karakorum

Amazing drone images from Karakorum

Amazing drone images from Karakorum

Amazing drone images from Karakorum

Along the way, we come across the remains of people who died from avalanches and their equipment. Some of them have been lying there for about 50 years.

Amazing drone images from Karakorum

Each carrier carries at least 25 kilograms, some — 50. Most of them are wearing ordinary sneakers stuffed with fresh grass. Many people go without socks.

Amazing drone images from Karakorum

Amazing drone images from Karakorum

Families of Balti porters live in traditional houses without heating. In winter, cattle often sleep in their houses — sheep and donkeys.

Amazing drone images from Karakorum

Amazing drone images from Karakorum

The village of Askole, from here the participants of mountain expeditions begin their journey.

Amazing drone images from Karakorum

Avalanches and mudslides often descend in the region. Travelers often have to restore sections of the road themselves.

Amazing drone images from Karakorum

A picture of the Baltoro glacier from a drone.

Amazing drone images from Karakorum

Amazing drone images from Karakorum

An ice lake on the surface of the Baltoro glacier.

Amazing drone images from Karakorum

Amazing drone images from Karakorum

Keywords: Mountains | Pakistan | Nature | Aerial photo | Asia | Peoples | Glacier | Climbing | Drone

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