No better image to epitomise the current trend towards "snowless Alps" - the small triangular face of the higher summit shown in this picture (the north face of Punta Delle Sengie) was covered, until less than 15 years ago, by a steep snow slope, and made a very good ice route of moderate difficulty even in summer. Now, is a slabby wall covered by gravel and moving rocks, dry as a Martini :(
"No matter how big a guy might be, Nicky would take him on. You beat Nicky with fists, he comes back with a bat. You beat him with a knife, he comes back with a gun. And you beat him with a gun, you better kill him, because he’ll keep coming back and back until one of you is dead."