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Alpinists blocked by a snow storm on Dome de Neige

Postby Silvia Mazzani » Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:33 pm

Three italian mountaineers are blocked at 4000 m. since Monday after the climb of the engaging Goulotte Gabarroux-Marsigny on the South side of Dome de Neige des Ecrins, French Alps. The severe bad weather is hugely interfering with the rescue-operations.
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Re: Alpinists blocked by a snow storm on Dome de Neige

Postby lcarreau » Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:53 pm

This could be a sure indication of global warming.
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Re: Alpinists blocked by a snow storm on Dome de Neige

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Re: Alpinists blocked by a snow storm on Dome de Neige

Postby Silvia Mazzani » Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:38 pm

More details on http://www.montagna.tv/cms/?p=44313 (in Italian)
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Re: Alpinists blocked by a snow storm on Dome de Neige

Postby Silvia Mazzani » Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:27 pm

There are not any news about the fate of the three italian alpinists blocked on Dome de Neige des Ecrins in the French Alps since last monday. An interesting intervention of Alessandro Gogna here: http://milombardia.gazzetta.it/milano/2 ... 9688.shtml (in italian).
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Re: Alpinists blocked by a snow storm on Dome de Neige

Postby Diego Sahagún » Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:05 am

November is a very dangerous month to go onto any alpine 4000er because of the bad weather. Even they have had bad luck because of this northern cold air entry...

It's very sad Silvia, devasting :(
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Re: Alpinists blocked by a snow storm on Dome de Neige

Postby Silvia Mazzani » Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:04 pm

Oh yes, it's too sad...maybe they have underestimate the forecast snow-storm, they didn't take bivy-equipment.
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Re: Alpinists blocked by a snow storm on Dome de Neige

Postby Diego Sahagún » Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:01 am

Yep, perhaps they had done it...

The Swiss version from today: http://www.lematin.ch/sports/depeches/m ... y/27549461
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Re: Alpinists blocked by a snow storm on Dome de Neige

Postby Sarah Simon » Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:18 am

It sounds like the prognosis may not be positive and the rescue operations have been called off due to poor weather/avalanche conditions. Thoughts and prayers to the families and friends of those on the mountain. May the rescue workers be brave and strong yet prudent.
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Re: Alpinists blocked by a snow storm on Dome de Neige

Postby Silvia Mazzani » Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:29 pm

Very sad, unfortunately the prognosis isn't positive. They are three experienced alpinists, one of them climbed the Eigerwand, but more than a week had spent...
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