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A hidden crevasse field on Elbrus. This piture was taken just after a snowstorm. Before this picture was taken, there were many highly visible and conspicuous crevasses in this field. After the snowstorm most are hidden. Such cravasse fields are extremly dangerous and full of hidden crevasses covered with weak snow bridges. Luckily the standard route on Elbrus skirts around such areas. In bad weather, many climbers have wandered off the route and ended up dissapearing in such crevasse fields. Often, the bodies are never found.

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ScottSubmitted by Scott
on Feb 1, 2004 2:23 pm

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Lat/Lon: 43.35000°N / 42.43330°E
Object Title: A hidden crevasse field on...