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A dangerous traverse high on Chopicalqui
18 August 2011.


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Voted 10/10

That's quite an image my friend. You have climbed in some amazing place and covered a lot of unique terrain. Bravo!
Posted Oct 30, 2012 12:56 am

rggRe: Wow


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Thanks. And this was the easy part!
Posted Oct 30, 2012 6:59 am



Voted 10/10

Great stuff...well worthy of POTD! Congrats and keep them coming!
Posted Oct 30, 2012 3:04 am

rggRe: Wow!


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Thanks, and don't worry, they'll keep coming all right. I've got a bit of a backlog of images to sort out, but there will be lots more.
Posted Oct 30, 2012 7:03 am



Voted 10/10

Very nice photo! I always find it funny that even in a photo that shows danger in the mountains, the blue from the sky and ice add a sense of peace and calm.
Posted Oct 30, 2012 7:53 am

rggRe: Great!


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I like the blue as well, but I have to admit that the first thing that springs to mind when I see blue ice is coldness. By the time I took the picture, the sun was out in full force, as testified by the blue sky. It wasn't windy and that made it very pleasant to be up there.

A few hours earlier, on our way up in darkness, it was a different matter. It was very cold indeed. At one point, after a steep pitch, we had to sit down on a small ledge to try and get some blood flowing into our hands again. I took off my mittens and stuck my hands in my armpits, under my down jacket, and it must have taken close to 15 minutes to get them warm. Next time I do something like this, I definitely need warmer gear!
Posted Oct 30, 2012 12:35 pm

markhallamWell done Sir!


Voted 10/10

Great photo - and made 'photo of the day'!
Reminds me of the top of the Brenva Spur route on MB as it was in 1984 - there was a scary traverse under seracs there
Posted Oct 30, 2012 3:23 pm

rggRe: Well done Sir!


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Frankly, I wasn't worried at all about the seracs coming down on me. Just enjoying our successful climb, and at the same time focussed on not slipping and tumbling off the mountain. I mean, if you fall here, you've got to self arrest very quickly!
Posted Oct 30, 2012 4:50 pm

MarmadukeReally a sweet shot!!


Voted 10/10

Envious is still coming up short. Love it!
Posted Feb 1, 2014 2:08 am

rggRe: Really a sweet shot!!


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Thanks. And I hear you man. I too see shots sometimes that really make me wish I was there to experience it for myself.
Posted Feb 1, 2014 3:58 pm

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rggSubmitted by rgg
on Oct 29, 2012 1:18 am

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