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Snow is getting deeeeep!
Entering a crevasse on Hocharn Glacier, August 1991


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Mathias Zehringski in August??

Mathias Zehring

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was it worth climbing Hocharn with ski in August? For me June was already too less snow. Did you just take the picture in this part of a second when your fellow fell into a crevasse?! Did something happen? And finally: I would never use jeans trousers in the mountains!
Posted Jan 17, 2004 3:36 am

wuedesauRe: ski in August??


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1. Yes it was worth climbing Hocharn in August. After heavy snow falls it was possible to ski until the end of Pilatus Kees which makes a vertical distance of 1000m (better skiing down than walking :)) As I love skiing I would have done it for less too.

2. It is me on the photo and the photo was just taken in the second when I broke through.

3. I had luck, I was too fast to fall into the crevasse.

4. Consider this was 13 years ago when I was a poor student who couldn´t aford expensive sportswear, we also didn´t know anything about Goretex.
Posted Jan 17, 2004 1:35 pm

Mathias ZehringRe: ski in August??

Mathias Zehring

Voted 10/10

thank you for the answers! This is really a special photo!
Posted Jan 18, 2004 7:48 am

liviozWith compliments..


Voted 10/10

to the photographer!
Posted Mar 16, 2006 1:21 pm

wuedesauRe: With compliments..


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Well, the photographer was lucky because he took the phote in the right moment and I was lucky because I was fast and could reach the other side of the crevasse :-)
Posted Mar 16, 2006 4:30 pm



Voted 10/10

I´m glad to know this isn´t a serious accident.
Thanks for attaching this wonder. It´s a pic to smile and learn.
Posted Mar 27, 2006 6:00 am



Voted 10/10

Really good shot. As you saying, it was in 1991..so I am looking last 15 years ago photo. Good record too. I like it.
Posted Dec 9, 2006 2:19 pm

wuedesauRe: Really


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Time is passing too fast...
Posted Dec 9, 2006 3:11 pm

Tomas KristoforyI stopped breathing!!

Tomas Kristofory

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I stopped breathing for a second when reading the caption and comments! I'm glad everything's OK. Thanks for the photo. You gave me another useful info for my future mountain plans. Cheers Tomas
Posted Dec 9, 2006 3:32 pm

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on Jan 17, 2004 1:53 am

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