Ladder - Crossing a big crevasse

Ladder - Crossing a big crevasse

Sebastian Hamm
on Aug 14, 2010 2:52 am
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Noondueler - Aug 14, 2010 9:58 pm - Voted 10/10

Hell of a crevasse

What is this? The Kumbu Ice Fall?

Sebastian Hamm

Sebastian Hamm - Aug 15, 2010 2:33 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Hell of a crevasse

It's a big crevasse in the upper part of the north flank of Barre des Ecrins. There is no chance to cross it without a ladder this year.

Greetings to CA.


EricChu - Aug 15, 2010 7:10 am - Voted 10/10


Congratulations to your Photo of the Day - a very impressive one; Noondueler is right - this really has the "Himalayan touch" to it!
Many greetings,

Sebastian Hamm

Sebastian Hamm - Aug 15, 2010 2:18 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Congratulations!

...yes, thought about the himalaya-feeling, too.

Thank you very much!


LaSportiva - Aug 15, 2010 12:25 pm - Hasn't voted


Great photo, this is Glacier Blanc (5km)?

Sebastian Hamm

Sebastian Hamm - Aug 15, 2010 2:22 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice!

Yes and no, it's the north face of Barre des Ecrins, which "feeds" the lower Glacier Blanc.

It's the last bigger crevasse before you have to cross the bergschrund/rimaye. Maybe at ~3.850m.


etai101 - Aug 15, 2010 1:43 pm - Hasn't voted

remembering mont blanc

it looks allot like the ladder on the mont blanc du tacul with a line of climbers wating to pass.
nice memmory

Sebastian Hamm

Sebastian Hamm - Aug 15, 2010 2:23 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: remembering mont blanc

When we arrived I thought about loosing time in traffic, but some mountaineers let us pass...

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