Shandur Top, which is 12,000 feet high, is much less dangerous, because the surrounding area is flat and the danger of an avalanche is less.
The towering peaks above Lowari Top make a sudden and unexpected avalanche likely.
I did not realize it at the time, but I crossed at the most dangerous time of the year. In February, the snow starts to melt and there are often avalanches, frequently resulting in the loss of human life. Only three days after I crossed Lowari Top, three men were killed by an avalanche there.
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