What is this? The Kumbu Ice Fall?
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.
Congratulations to your Photo of the Day - a very impressive one; Noondueler is right - this really has the "Himalayan touch" to it!
...yes, thought about the himalaya-feeling, too.
Thank you very much!
Great photo, this is Glacier Blanc (5km)?
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.
it looks allot like the ladder on the mont blanc du tacul with a line of climbers wating to pass.
When we arrived I thought about loosing time in traffic, but some mountaineers let us pass...