Crevasse jumping

Crevasse jumping. On my way over the Gross Aletsch glacier. Photo: André Gerber


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missymtngirl - Nov 1, 2009 10:17 pm - Voted 10/10




Dragger - Nov 2, 2009 9:26 pm - Voted 10/10

no rope???

Wow, action shot -- no rope?? And no crampons either?? Yikes!

andre hangaard

andre hangaard - Nov 3, 2009 6:55 am - Hasn't voted

well, the crampons...

we did put on five minutes later. We did not use a rope since no snow on the glacier and all creavsses were clearly visible.

andre hangaard

andre hangaard - Nov 4, 2009 5:23 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: No crampons!

I just love my La Sportiva Spantik! :-D


haivanhuynh - Nov 8, 2009 4:28 am - Hasn't voted

Uh ...

I'd at least try to remove the 20kilo pack first. But I guess if you ever botch the jump, you can set up camp in the crevasse.


fortybelow - Nov 8, 2009 10:52 pm - Hasn't voted


I cant see how this possibly ended well! No crampons, huge pack and it looks like you'll just hit the wall of the crevasse and slide down.

andre hangaard

andre hangaard - Nov 9, 2009 9:37 am - Hasn't voted

The other

side of the crevasse was a little bit lower so my flight went all well. But I tell you, after that jump we both strapped on our crampons!


mvs - Nov 9, 2009 12:21 pm - Voted 10/10

tee hee!

great picture, but it is funny, perhaps because of an optical illusion it looks like you'll never make your momentum is already used up. Congratulations on the great August in the Alps!


albanberg - Nov 9, 2009 3:03 pm - Voted 10/10


glad you made it! :-)

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Nov 26, 2009 9:20 am - Voted 10/10


I think that I would be afraid to jump without crampons... I know at least you cannot cut yourself, but what about if you would slip and had to climb out?
Great photo!!!


teahupo26 - Jan 31, 2010 1:56 pm - Hasn't voted


ya nutter


treker786 - Feb 2, 2011 5:36 am - Hasn't voted


great jump over the craveses

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