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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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RustichelliVery godd


Voted 10/10

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


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


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


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.

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



Voted 10/10

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

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