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Gigantic crevasses and seracs...
Gigantic crevasses and seracs in the icefall en route to Gasherbrum III. It is not as unstable as for example Khumbu icefall, so the dangers of collapsing seracs are minimal. Extreme caution has to be taken with the enormous crevasses, which sometimes opens without much warning.

Photo from one hour before Camp 1. Altitude 5700m.

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MarcsoltanLooks like Vanilla

Marcsoltan

Voted 10/10

icecream. Add a little srawberry jam and have a Ben & Jerry moment.

Nice glacier.
Posted Oct 7, 2008 1:59 pm

CoraxRe: Looks like Vanilla

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A very nice looking glacier, but also dangerous in parts. We had rotten weather the whole season with lots of snowfall. Many of the crevasses were hidden and four persons fell into the drak abysses. Fortunately all where roped and could be saved.
Posted Oct 12, 2008 6:37 am

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CoraxSubmitted by Corax
on Sep 19, 2005 6:22 pm

Image ID: 126979
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Lat/Lon: 35.76670°N / 76.65000°E
Object Title: Gigantic crevasses and seracs...

Image Type(s): Alpine Climbing