Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Joe Puryear Images

I've created a new photography website for my images. Check it out at This will officially replace CascadeImages for displaying my images. While this is going to be a work in progress, right now you can check out many of my recent images from climbing trips to Nepal and some of my favorite Alaskan pics. All of the images are for sale and easily purchased in a variety of formats. The images are professionally printed by Bay Photo Lab. I hope you enjoy my work.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

2010 Labuche Kang Expedition

David and I are once again headed back to the Himalaya. For our latest adventure we will be exploring the remote Labuche Kang Massif in Tibet. The range centers around the highest peak Labuche Kang (7,367 meters, 24,170 feet), which has had once ascent via the West Ridge in 1987 by a Tibetan-Japanese expedition. Nearby are a few more 7,000-meter peaks and many peaks in the high 6,000-meters. Many of these peaks are unclimbed. This little-known range has had only three documented expeditions.

Our plan is to head into the south side of Labuche Kang (aka Lapche Kang, Lobuche Kang, Choksiam) and make our way to below the giant south faces of the massif, where likely no foreign expedition has ever explored.

We'll be posting regular updates on our Climb Tibet Blog:, so come back often and check on our progress.