Are they looking down?

Tagliaferro(2964m) and Corno Mud(2805m) looking over the village of Alagna(1150m).
December 2007.

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lcarreau

lcarreau - Feb 15, 2008 10:14 am - Voted 10/10

I love the Swiss

and northern Italians for taking
advantage and adapting to the mountain's
landscape! But, I always feel sad when
an avalanche comes down and removes
somebody's breath from the planet.
Yes, they are looking down, and the people
are looking up! Grazie - Bravo - Marco!

Diveria

Diveria - Feb 15, 2008 11:26 am - Hasn't voted

Hi Larry!

you are right, in fact in the 60's a big landslide ruined from Tagliaferro and passed by some buildings of the village below, nobody anyhow had been injuried.
The flanks of the mountains in the Western part of Italian alps are very steep and often the valleys are narrow so the risk is always present.

lcarreau

lcarreau - Feb 15, 2008 12:16 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Hi Marco!

Great photograph looking down on the village
and across to the mountains! I can even make
out the steeple of a church. Is an Ibex a
goat or an antelope? When I was ascending
a peak north of Mount Rainier, I heard some
rockfall directly above me! Looking up, I
saw several alpine goats laughing at me!!!
So many mountains ... so little time!

Diveria

Diveria - Feb 18, 2008 2:52 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Hi Marco!

Yes so little time! So little time to roam and discover new mountains, so little time to pay a visit back to already known peaks, but when you love them you can't stay away for long! Chamois and Ibex are both very easy to meet in this area.
The last time I was on Tagliaferro there were 7 Chamois on the summit, and they did not pay much attention about the rocks they made roll down the North wall! But anyhow it's their home over there!

lcarreau

lcarreau - Feb 18, 2008 1:47 pm - Voted 10/10

Yes,

it is their home. Grazie ... Marco, you
have been very helpful! Alas, I have one
last question to ask: What is a 'ferrata?'
As in this sentence: "Sophia was in the
middle of her ferrata." Cheers & take care!

Diveria

Diveria - Feb 19, 2008 2:51 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Yes,

A ferrata is a route on a cliff or on a big rock wall where fixed chains, wire ropes, and ladders are placed to make the climbing easier and safer.

Here after an image more focusing than my english:

http://sentieriverdi.altervista.org/2006/ferrata_tofana/ferrata_tofana1.jpg

Cheers!

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