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Penitentes

Page Type: Album

Object Title: Penitentes

Image Type(s): Alpine Climbing

 

Page By: Ryle

Created/Edited: Mar 15, 2006 / Mar 15, 2006

Object ID: 180982

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Page Score: 89.01% - 28 Votes 

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Looking at Aconcagua through...

Looking at Aconcagua through...

Lost In Penitentes

Lost In Penitentes

My meditation spot

My meditation spot

Enormous penitentes fields on...

Enormous penitentes fields on...

Surrounded by Penitentes

Surrounded by Penitentes

Areas you don\'t want to walk...

Areas you don't want to walk...

It is very steep and hard...

It is very steep and hard...

Intense solar radiation...

Intense solar radiation...

Penitente Wall

Penitente Wall

Inside a large penitentes...

Inside a large penitentes...

Penitentes fields

Penitentes fields

Penitentes

Penitentes

Penitentes in the way to C1....

Penitentes in the way to C1....

bizarre Penitentes

bizarre Penitentes

Penitentes with Yerupaja

Penitentes with Yerupaja


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RustichelliVery godd

Rustichelli

Voted 10/10

album
cheers
Posted Mar 15, 2006 1:28 pm

Romuald KosinaExc...

Romuald Kosina

Voted 10/10

Exceptional, beautiful album!!!!!!!
Posted Mar 15, 2006 4:52 pm

CoraxPenitentes album

Corax

Voted 10/10

Great album!
As much as I hate dealing with penitentes I like watching them.
Posted Mar 15, 2006 6:10 pm

RyleRe: Penitentes album

Ryle

Hasn't voted

Really? Well I removed that photo and a few other questionable shots from North America. But I am still left with this one, that looks like penitentes to me. By defininition, a penitente has to be from South America?
Posted Mar 15, 2006 7:49 pm

CoraxYou learn something every day

Corax

Voted 10/10

I thought a penitente, per definition, could only exist in South America. It seems like I was wrong. If I got the glaciology book I have here right, the word penitentes has been adopted as there was no good popular term for the phenomena. In scientific terms it's called selective snow ablation formations, according to the book. I can further read penitentes are very common in Los Andes and other South American sub ranges and can under certain conditions appear also in North America. A larger penitente like phenomena can also be found in the dry highlands of Asia. The latter seems to have some different characteristics (I don't understand the scientific words in the book), so those are not "real" penitentes.
I can also read the correct word for penitentes is nieve penitentes.

Interesting.
New knowledge for me ;-)
Posted Mar 15, 2006 9:24 pm

SajamaOriginal

Sajama

Voted 10/10

You have a very original ideas for yours albums!
Posted Mar 16, 2006 11:44 am

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