Photo of the Day 10 December 2008

Trango Tower Expedition, Karakoram Range, Pakistan, 1996
Photograph by Bill Hatcher
A team en route to Trango Tower in the Himalaya's Karakoram Range hikes along a riverbed in Pakistan. The 1996 expedition lasted nearly two months and culminated in a successful free-climb to the summit of the 20,469-foot (6,239-meter) granite spire's unforgiving East Face.