Gigantic crevasses and seracs...

Gigantic crevasses and seracs in the icefall en route to Gasherbrum III. It is not as unstable as for example Khumbu icefall, so the dangers of collapsing seracs are minimal. Extreme caution has to be taken with the enormous crevasses, which sometimes opens without much warning.

Photo from one hour before Camp 1. Altitude 5700m.

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Marcsoltan

Marcsoltan - Oct 7, 2008 1:59 pm - Voted 10/10

Looks like Vanilla

icecream. Add a little srawberry jam and have a Ben & Jerry moment.

Nice glacier.

Corax

Corax - Oct 12, 2008 6:37 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Looks like Vanilla

A very nice looking glacier, but also dangerous in parts. We had rotten weather the whole season with lots of snowfall. Many of the crevasses were hidden and four persons fell into the drak abysses. Fortunately all where roped and could be saved.

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