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Snow Bridge, Trift Glacier, Weissmies
Fred crossing a snow bridge on the Trift Glacier - Normal Route of Weissmies.

Photo 10 August 1995 by Moni Spicker

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mvswhoa

mvs

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bridge looks pretty thin near the end!
Posted Mar 4, 2007 7:51 pm

MoniRe: whoa

Moni

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Yes, and I had Fred on a good belay. The really scary part was how many solo climbers and other roped teams were just blindly trusting this thing and traipsing across it like it was perfectly solid. Since no one fell through that day, maybe it was. However, we met some older guys, who were also being cautious about it and shaking their heads over the "tourists".
Posted Mar 5, 2007 2:08 am

mvsRe: whoa

mvs

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Holy crap :-). If somehow I found myself solo anywhere in there, I'd go way off to the left where the bridge is more substantial. That crevasse would be a horrible grave!
Posted Mar 5, 2007 8:17 am

MoniRe: whoa

Moni

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"Further left" was no better. There are some very trusting, naive people out there. They think (just like on avalanche slopes) if one person has passed safely, all can. NOT!

As the saying goes (with variations) "God takes cares of idiots and drunks!"
Posted Mar 6, 2007 3:57 am

MarcsoltanSurefooted mountaineers

Marcsoltan

Voted 10/10

always make it to the top.

Great set of photos.
Posted Oct 8, 2008 11:47 pm

MoniRe: Surefooted mountaineers

Moni

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Thanks!
Posted Oct 9, 2008 9:22 am

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MoniSubmitted by Moni
on Mar 2, 2005 5:39 pm

Image ID: 92848
Hits: 7801 
Lat/Lon: 46.13430°N / 8.01220°E
Object Title: Snow Bridge, Trift Glacier, Weissmies

Image Type(s): Alpine Climbing