Enormous penitentes fields on...

Enormous penitentes fields on the way to Pissis East. This one is about 2 x 4,5 km and the icicles are over 15 m high.

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Derek Franzen

Derek Franzen - May 31, 2005 8:03 pm - Voted 10/10

Amazing...

Hard to comprehend the scale of the penitentes.

Corax

Corax - Jun 2, 2005 8:24 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Amazing...

Thanks Derek.

We messed up a bit when choosing the route to Pissis East and actually crossed this field. Very hard work to make any way at all sometimes. In some areas of the field the penitentes were over five meters high.

Derek Franzen

Derek Franzen - Jun 13, 2005 11:57 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Amazing...

My thoughts exactly!

Corax

Corax - Jun 13, 2005 1:30 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Amazing...Penitentes fields

You can actually get really lost in a penitentes field. In this case we had good navigation help from the sun. At times when were not sure about the closest "open ground" and which way to go to reach it, we had to climb a penitente to get an overview. Sometimes you needed help from the axes to reach a height from which you could see, other times you could find a way up to a viewpoint on broken penitentes.



If you're not in a hurry etc. I would recommend you to have a look inside a penitentes field if you have the chance. It's an odd experience.

Corax

Corax - Jun 13, 2005 1:37 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Amazing...Penitentes fields

In the outskirts of another penitentes field.

bweir - Jun 13, 2005 1:51 am - Hasn't voted

feet v meters



someday the rest of the world will catch up to americans and post feet. very nice!

Corax

Corax - Jun 13, 2005 5:44 am - Hasn't voted

Re: feet v meters

Thanks bweir.

skyward22

skyward22 - Sep 23, 2007 12:03 pm - Hasn't voted

time of year?

what time of the year was this picture taken?

Corax

Corax - Nov 4, 2007 8:26 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: time of year?

It was in mid March.

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