Alpenglow on Aiguille de Bionnassay

Alpenglow on Aiguille de Bionnassay (4052m) from Aiguille du Gouter refuge (3817m). View from the refuge is amazing. When you see cumulus clouds and valleys so deep below it feels like being on top of the world. I had to take the pictures from the window because at this time of day is impossible to get out on terrace without stepping on the heads of people that are trying to get some sleep before 1.30am wake up and are lying all over the place, even on stairs. If you don't have a reservation for Gouter refuge it is much better to erect tent on the summit shoulder of Aiguille du Gouter which is just above the refuge. August 2002.

Photo: Aleksandar Gospic


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Nelson - Nov 15, 2003 9:39 am - Hasn't voted

A dream ...

... and a privledge to sleep in such a spot! This captures it perfectly. Thanks!


Velebit - Nov 15, 2003 4:11 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: A dream ...

Thank You Nelson! It really is a privilege to experience the end of day on such place, pure feast for eyes and mind. Gouter refuge is special place, so high and so exposed. On the balcony you have a feeling that whole structure might crash down the western face of Aiguille du Gouter.


desainme - Nov 15, 2003 10:21 am - Voted 10/10

Stairway to Heaven

Should be savored with a glass of Cointreau but then we would'n't want to follow to closely the habits of Whymper and his ill fated party!

Vid Pogachnik

Vid Pogachnik - Nov 15, 2003 1:52 pm - Voted 10/10


I like such pictures so much...

I mean - motifs that everybody shoots, and yet, suddenly someone comes and does it a whole class better. Congratulations, Sasa. I had very similar conditions up there, and still, did only a good shot. This one is perfect!


Velebit - Nov 15, 2003 4:00 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Perfect!

Thank You Vid, very much!

Diego Sahagún

Diego Sahagún - Nov 15, 2003 8:30 pm - Voted 8/10

It's true

I was sleeping in that hut in 1990 and was really uncomfortable. In 2001 we returned but placed our tents on the Aiguille de Gôuter, we finally could summit :-)


wuedesau - Nov 17, 2003 4:19 am - Hasn't voted


more of these pictures!


tomi - Nov 19, 2003 12:49 pm - Hasn't voted

Nice picture

Nice picture, Aleksandar.

I like the color of the snow and the sea of clouds.

Happy climb.


Velebit - Nov 20, 2003 3:52 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice picture

Thank You Mirza! Puno pozdrava!


om - Dec 8, 2003 6:09 am - Voted 10/10

You could put this nice shot on Aiguille de Bionassay page

You could put this nice shot on Aiguille de Bionassay page


Velebit - Dec 8, 2003 8:01 am - Hasn't voted

Re: You could put this nice shot on Aiguille de Bionassay page

You are right om but I decided to put in on MB page because this view is so typical for Gouter route which is climbed by many people while AdB is much less frequently climbed. Sunset from Gouter refuge is second most beautiful thing one can experience on this route. First of course is standing on top of MB. I dare to say that AdB is almost a trademark of the route, certainly most striking peak along the way.


livioz - Jul 14, 2004 9:14 am - Voted 10/10

A wonderful shot...

..just like its late twin by lorenz (photo id=25604), both Photo of the Week: same subject from the same spot, one day elapsed!


Velebit - Jul 14, 2004 9:54 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: A wonderful shot...

Thanks Livio, very much!! Yes, that is very interesting coincidence, certainly unique on SP, at least so far.

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