Icy Reflection of Emmons' North Face

In a no-name lake at Upper Atwood Basin. Picture taken on the way down from North Emmons, 10/29/08 3 pm.


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Marcsoltan - Oct 31, 2008 3:55 pm - Voted 10/10

Your new Profile Image

goes with the season, in addition to being a great shot.
Happy climbing,

Dmitry Pruss

Dmitry Pruss - Oct 31, 2008 5:15 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Your new Profile Image

Thanks Marc! It's always a great pleasure to anticipate the coming season ... even when it stubbornly refuses to come, as it happens with winter season 2008-2009!


yatsek - Dec 22, 2008 4:51 pm - Voted 10/10


That's what I wanted: tarn and trees (no trees on the opposite slope though:))

Dmitry Pruss

Dmitry Pruss - Dec 23, 2008 3:50 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Lake

The opposite slope faces North, Yatsek. Of course it would be too cold for the trees. The summit is over 4,000 m high anyway, you'd need to move it to the tropics to have any trees there :)


yatsek - Dec 23, 2008 3:55 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Lake

OK where've the bushes or at least grasses gone? Is it easier for trees to take roots in this rock? Hard quarzite maybe?

Dmitry Pruss

Dmitry Pruss - Dec 23, 2008 4:46 pm - Hasn't voted

It isn't the rock

the trees colonize quartzites perfectly well at lower altitudes. No, it is the climate, too long winter, too frozen soils for the trees to thrive.


yatsek - Dec 23, 2008 5:36 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: It isn't the rock

Misunderstood. I was asking if it's possible that the rock makes it easier for trees and pretty hard for smaller plants with shorter roots to grow.

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