A small avalanche coming down from Illampu

Fortunately, this is not the route we have to take.
Who knows when these large seracs start tumbling down!

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marauders

marauders - Apr 22, 2011 7:39 pm - Hasn't voted

WOW!!!

Look at those hanging seracs! Unreal.

rgg

rgg - Apr 23, 2011 8:15 am - Hasn't voted

Re: WOW!!!

Yeah, they are! Somehow the snow in the Andes must be different from that in the Alps, because something this big wouldn't stay up there all that long. I presume the low temperatures in the Andes have something to do with it.

At some point, they do come down though. That 'small' avalanche is proof of that, even if it's just a chip off from one of them. First I heard a noise, but it took a while to spot it. Still, it's big enough to kill you if you happen to be climbing there. Imagine the sight of a big one breaking off ...

BLong

BLong - Oct 27, 2013 6:53 pm - Voted 10/10

Great shot

Thanks for posting the full resolution version. It's fun to zoom in on this one!

rgg

rgg - Oct 28, 2013 12:29 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great shot

Yes, I agree, it is. Usually I reduce images in size before posting, but sometimes a really big one is useful. Glad you like it.

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