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ScottNow that's cool!

Scott

Voted 10/10

cool picture
Posted Nov 25, 2003 4:44 pm

rpcAmazing Shot!

rpc

Voted 10/10

What ARE we looking at?
Posted Nov 25, 2003 5:38 pm

desainmeRe: Amazing Shot!

desainme

Voted 10/10

I think they are inclined slabs of snow and they are called Neve Penitents- Snow prayerful souls i guess- I never heard of em much except around this mountain.
Posted Nov 25, 2003 5:55 pm

DrazilRe: Amazing Shot!

Drazil

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That's right - Pennitentes. At this point we were leaving Base Camp and carrying up to Camp I. Interesting formations caused by a combination of the heat of the sun at high altitude and the wind on the snowfield. They are tough to manouver especially for a not so tall person like myself wih a full pack, wider than myself! :-)
Posted Nov 25, 2003 6:17 pm

Diego SahagúnJust a little thing

Diego Sahagún

Voted 5/10

The Spanish name is "penitentes", wich is the plural of "penitente"
Posted Nov 25, 2003 6:33 pm

DrazilRe: Just a little thing

Drazil

Hasn't voted

Thanks for the correction. :-)
Posted Nov 25, 2003 6:48 pm

Diego SahagúnRe: Just a little thing

Diego Sahagún

Voted 5/10

No problem Drazil. For you and all the SP'ers: please ask me when you have any doubt with the Spanish, I could help you
Posted Nov 25, 2003 8:24 pm

DrazilRe: Amazing Shot!

Drazil

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Thanks.

We found it better to go through them rather that going around. On both sides of them the scree was very loose and quite steep. We attempted a few hundred feet of that and it was exhausting! Had to kick in with the front of my hard shells to keep from sliding back.
Posted Nov 28, 2003 7:43 pm

DrazilRe: Just a little thing

Drazil

Hasn't voted

Will take you up on that , thanks for offering



Liz
Posted Nov 28, 2003 7:44 pm

DeanRe: Amazing Shot!

Dean

Voted 10/10

Wow, those things are tall. I saw some on Mt. Rainier that were large (I thought at the time) but they made it easier for us to go up the cleaver but good grief, they were midgets compared to these monsters. GRRRREAT pic.
Posted Jan 2, 2004 11:20 am

DrazilRe: Amazing Shot!

Drazil

Hasn't voted

Thanks Dean. Interesting aren't they?! The ones in the photos are not the tallest ones we encountered on Aconcagua either. I have more photos however did not want to post too many ...
Posted Jan 3, 2004 3:14 pm

Aaron JohnsonFAST MELT!

Aaron Johnson

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We're talking rapid melting forces here. Very impressive!
Posted Nov 29, 2003 9:52 am

merrillI guess

merrill

Voted 10/10

that's the mountain for awesome penitentes.
Merrill
Posted May 24, 2010 9:47 pm

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