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Enormous penitentes fields on the way to Pissis East. This one is about 2 x 4,5 km and the icicles are over 15 m high.

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Derek FranzenAmazing...

Derek Franzen

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Hard to comprehend the scale of the penitentes.
Posted May 31, 2005 8:03 pm

CoraxRe: Amazing...

Corax

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Thanks Derek.

We messed up a bit when choosing the route to Pissis East and actually crossed this field. Very hard work to make any way at all sometimes. In some areas of the field the penitentes were over five meters high.
Posted Jun 2, 2005 8:24 am

Derek FranzenRe: Amazing...

Derek Franzen

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My thoughts exactly!
Posted Jun 13, 2005 11:57 am

CoraxRe: Amazing...Penitentes fields

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You can actually get really lost in a penitentes field. In this case we had good navigation help from the sun. At times when were not sure about the closest "open ground" and which way to go to reach it, we had to climb a penitente to get an overview. Sometimes you needed help from the axes to reach a height from which you could see, other times you could find a way up to a viewpoint on broken penitentes.



If you're not in a hurry etc. I would recommend you to have a look inside a penitentes field if you have the chance. It's an odd experience.
Posted Jun 13, 2005 1:30 pm

CoraxRe: Amazing...Penitentes fields

Corax

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In the outskirts of another penitentes field.
Posted Jun 13, 2005 1:37 pm

bweirfeet v meters

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someday the rest of the world will catch up to americans and post feet. very nice!
Posted Jun 13, 2005 1:51 am

CoraxRe: feet v meters

Corax

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Thanks bweir.
Posted Jun 13, 2005 5:44 am

skyward22time of year?

skyward22

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what time of the year was this picture taken?
Posted Sep 23, 2007 12:03 pm

CoraxRe: time of year?

Corax

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It was in mid March.
Posted Nov 4, 2007 8:26 pm

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