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Rahel\'s last climb
Rahel's climbing the Innominata Ridge - 23.8.2004 (Photo by E. Allen)

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Diego SahagĂșnIt seems as...

Diego SahagĂșn

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there was good weather. Was that pic taken the same day the storm approached?
Posted Jun 30, 2007 6:27 am

hiltrud.liuRe: It seems as...

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Thanks for your comment, Diego. In the evening (23.8.2004) a thunderstorm approached. The next day, on a Tuesday, there was bad weather. It was very cold!
Cheers, Hiltrud
Posted Jun 30, 2007 7:35 am

signorellilRe: It seems as...

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This picture was taken on Monday morning (August 23rd), probably around 10:00am.

The two previous days had been clear but extremely cold for this part of the year - I was in Courmayeur (the village you see behind Rahel's back) and last few nights had been freezing even at 1200m.
Weather began to deteriorate later on Monday afternoon, in a fashion similar to the one shown in my page here

http://www.summitpost.org/article/221190/How-a-Storm-Comes-to-Mt-Blanc.html

By Tuesday morning it was raining literally in buckets. The mountain you see to the right of Rahel's back was strewn with ephemeral, rain-made water streams. One can only imagine how bad where conditions up the Innominata ridge.
Posted Jul 14, 2007 2:44 am

hiltrud.liuRe: It seems as...

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Thanks for your kind and informative comment. In this summer we will come for a stay in Cervinia (and Zermatt). But next year, we will come back to Courmayeur!
Best regards
Hiltrud
Posted Jul 14, 2007 3:52 am

AndinoWow

Andino

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Really beautiful landscape !
It is nice to have posted this picture in her memory.

I hope this will be picture of the day tomorrow.
Posted Jun 30, 2007 6:40 am

hiltrud.liuRe: Wow

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Thank you very much for your kind comment!
Cheers, Hiltrud
Posted Jun 30, 2007 7:38 am

Ejnar FjerdingstadHow sad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

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that this wonderful ridge climb should lead to your losing her! But at least it is a beautiful remembrance.
Posted Jun 30, 2007 7:57 am

hiltrud.liuRe: How sad

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Many thanks for your remarkable comment!
Cheers, Hiltrud
Posted Jun 30, 2007 8:14 am

Antonio GianiProvo...

Antonio Giani

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Tristezza, molta tristezza

Antonio
Posted Jun 30, 2007 4:12 pm

hiltrud.liuRe: Provo...

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Grazie, Antonio!
Ciao Hiltrud
Posted Jun 30, 2007 5:08 pm

hiltrud.liuRe: Where?

hiltrud.liu

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You can look at the pictures of the Innominata Ridge (Mountain Area Mont Blanc-Album). There you will find the place.
Cheers, Hiltrud
Posted Jul 1, 2007 8:28 am

chris.muellerVery sad

chris.mueller

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Such a beautiful place turning that bad...
Posted Jul 1, 2007 8:38 am

hiltrud.liuRe: Very sad

hiltrud.liu

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Thanks, Chris!
Cheers, Hiltrud
Posted Jul 1, 2007 8:40 am

Dave KA very moving photo

Dave K

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I'm sure she was very happy when that photo was taken. Thanks for posting.
Posted Jul 1, 2007 12:42 pm

hiltrud.liuRe: A very moving photo

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Thanks, Dave! You are right!
Cheers, Hiltrud
Posted Jul 1, 2007 2:50 pm

hiltrud.liuRe: Great tribute

hiltrud.liu

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Thanks for your kind comment!
Cheers, Hiltrud
Posted Jul 1, 2007 2:54 pm

hiltrud.liuRe: Great tribute

hiltrud.liu

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You are right! You remember Rahel's passionate love of the wildernis! Thanks!
Cheers
Hiltrud
Posted Jul 14, 2007 3:13 am

hiltrud.liuRe: I never knew her,

hiltrud.liu

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Thank you for your sympathy!
Cheers, Hiltrud
Posted Jul 1, 2007 2:56 pm

Alpine72Thank you

Alpine72

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For sharing this with us. I have allways felt that we are all part of a collective family, and we all share in your loss. I hope you allways continue to reach the heavens on her behalf. My thoughts and deepest sympathy is with you.
Posted Jul 1, 2007 7:51 pm

hiltrud.liuRe: Thank you

hiltrud.liu

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Thank you very much. That's a good vision: an image of a great international family, first beginning on SP!
Cheers
Hiltrud
Posted Jul 2, 2007 3:51 am

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