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An UFO above Mont Blanc...
An UFO above Mont Blanc ....
watched from the summit of Dent du Géant. The Peuterey-Ridge with Aiguille Noir de Peuterey and Aiguille Blanche de Peuterey leads from the left to Mont Blanc. Mont Maudit on the right of Mont Blanc. In the middle of the picture Tour Ronde with its northface and the long ridge "Arête de la Brenva" on its right, which leads as Arête Kuffner to Mont Maudit. In the right part of the picture Grand Capucin. In the lower left corner of the photo Rif. Torino.
(July 2002)


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Voted 10/10

I just discovered this beautiful and unusual (UFO) pic and had to comment about how gorgeous this picture and its composition is. Call it love at first sight.
Posted Feb 6, 2004 8:32 am

VelebitRe: Outstanding


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I second that, fantastic shot!
Posted Feb 6, 2004 9:28 am

Rahel Maria LiuRe: Outstanding

Rahel Maria Liu

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Thanks :-)

Cheers Rahel
Posted Mar 24, 2004 4:13 pm

signorellilBit of a metereological note

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This is locally called the "fish tail" cloud. When you see it in the morning, it does mean the weather will change for worse in few hours.
Posted Mar 24, 2004 4:27 pm

Rahel Maria LiuRe: Bit of a metereological note

Rahel Maria Liu

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Hi Luca,

yes, we knew this - and therefore we did not climb the second summit of Dent du Géant, since we probably would not have reached Rif. Torino in good weather. Due to this cloud, we abseiled down from the first summit.

Cheers Rahel
Posted Mar 27, 2004 7:49 pm

jowsey14Re: Bit of a metereological note


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i hadn't known about this until now. is this always the case or is it just a local condition?
Posted Oct 29, 2006 6:50 pm

signorellilRe: Bit of a metereological note

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A disk shaped, elongated cloud above a prominent summit is always a sign of a change of conditions. On MB this is particularly important, as it's a very high summit without any kind of "screen" on its west side against coming storms (WSW is normally the direction from where unstable fronts come on this area). It's also rather important to take the hour of the day in account - this kind of cloud in the early morning is a more reliable telltale sign.

Check my article "How A Storm Comes to Mt. Blanc" on SummitPost for more info on this
Posted Oct 29, 2006 10:04 pm

millsFantastic shot


Voted 10/10

This is one brill photo, I thought the cloud is a Lenticular and usually meaning very strong winds at high altitude !

Posted Sep 28, 2009 5:03 pm

millsSo Sad


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When I posted the above coment I did not know of the untimely passing away of Rahel Maria Liu, I feel so sad :( Rest in Peace
Posted Oct 17, 2009 7:31 pm

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