Jan. 2003

Jan. 2003

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Scott

Scott - Nov 25, 2003 4:44 pm - Voted 10/10

Now that's cool!

cool picture

rpc

rpc - Nov 25, 2003 5:38 pm - Voted 10/10

Amazing Shot!

What ARE we looking at?

desainme

desainme - Nov 25, 2003 5:55 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Amazing Shot!

I think they are inclined slabs of snow and they are called Neve Penitents- Snow prayerful souls i guess- I never heard of em much except around this mountain.

Drazil

Drazil - Nov 25, 2003 6:17 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Amazing Shot!

That's right - Pennitentes. At this point we were leaving Base Camp and carrying up to Camp I. Interesting formations caused by a combination of the heat of the sun at high altitude and the wind on the snowfield. They are tough to manouver especially for a not so tall person like myself wih a full pack, wider than myself! :-)

Diego Sahagún

Diego Sahagún - Nov 25, 2003 6:33 pm - Voted 5/10

Just a little thing

The Spanish name is "penitentes", wich is the plural of "penitente"

Drazil

Drazil - Nov 25, 2003 6:48 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Just a little thing

Thanks for the correction. :-)

Diego Sahagún

Diego Sahagún - Nov 25, 2003 8:24 pm - Voted 5/10

Re: Just a little thing

No problem Drazil. For you and all the SP'ers: please ask me when you have any doubt with the Spanish, I could help you

Drazil

Drazil - Nov 28, 2003 7:43 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Amazing Shot!

Thanks.

We found it better to go through them rather that going around. On both sides of them the scree was very loose and quite steep. We attempted a few hundred feet of that and it was exhausting! Had to kick in with the front of my hard shells to keep from sliding back.

Drazil

Drazil - Nov 28, 2003 7:44 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Just a little thing

Will take you up on that , thanks for offering



Liz

Dean

Dean - Jan 2, 2004 11:20 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Amazing Shot!

Wow, those things are tall. I saw some on Mt. Rainier that were large (I thought at the time) but they made it easier for us to go up the cleaver but good grief, they were midgets compared to these monsters. GRRRREAT pic.

Drazil

Drazil - Jan 3, 2004 3:14 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Amazing Shot!

Thanks Dean. Interesting aren't they?! The ones in the photos are not the tallest ones we encountered on Aconcagua either. I have more photos however did not want to post too many ...

Aaron Johnson

Aaron Johnson - Nov 29, 2003 9:52 am - Hasn't voted

FAST MELT!

We're talking rapid melting forces here. Very impressive!

merrill

merrill - May 24, 2010 9:47 pm - Voted 10/10

I guess

that's the mountain for awesome penitentes.
Merrill

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