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 :(
"So I was sitting in my cubicle today, and I realized, ever since I started working, every single day of my life has been worse than the day before it. So that means that every single day that you see me, that's on the worst day of my life."
--Peter Gibbons (Office Space)