Rahel's last climb

Rahel's climbing the Innominata Ridge - 23.8.2004 (Photo by E. Allen)

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Diego Sahagún

Diego Sahagún - Jun 30, 2007 6:27 am - Voted 10/10

It seems as...

there was good weather. Was that pic taken the same day the storm approached?

hiltrud.liu

hiltrud.liu - Jun 30, 2007 7:35 am - Hasn't voted

Re: It seems as...

Thanks for your comment, Diego. In the evening (23.8.2004) a thunderstorm approached. The next day, on a Tuesday, there was bad weather. It was very cold!
Cheers, Hiltrud

signorellil - Jul 14, 2007 2:44 am - Voted 10/10

Re: It seems as...

This picture was taken on Monday morning (August 23rd), probably around 10:00am.

The two previous days had been clear but extremely cold for this part of the year - I was in Courmayeur (the village you see behind Rahel's back) and last few nights had been freezing even at 1200m.
Weather began to deteriorate later on Monday afternoon, in a fashion similar to the one shown in my page here

http://www.summitpost.org/article/221190/How-a-Storm-Comes-to-Mt-Blanc.html

By Tuesday morning it was raining literally in buckets. The mountain you see to the right of Rahel's back was strewn with ephemeral, rain-made water streams. One can only imagine how bad where conditions up the Innominata ridge.

hiltrud.liu

hiltrud.liu - Jul 14, 2007 3:52 am - Hasn't voted

Re: It seems as...

Thanks for your kind and informative comment. In this summer we will come for a stay in Cervinia (and Zermatt). But next year, we will come back to Courmayeur!
Best regards
Hiltrud

Andino

Andino - Jun 30, 2007 6:40 am - Voted 10/10

Wow

Really beautiful landscape !
It is nice to have posted this picture in her memory.

I hope this will be picture of the day tomorrow.

hiltrud.liu

hiltrud.liu - Jun 30, 2007 7:38 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Wow

Thank you very much for your kind comment!
Cheers, Hiltrud

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Jun 30, 2007 7:57 am - Voted 10/10

How sad

that this wonderful ridge climb should lead to your losing her! But at least it is a beautiful remembrance.

hiltrud.liu

hiltrud.liu - Jun 30, 2007 8:14 am - Hasn't voted

Re: How sad

Many thanks for your remarkable comment!
Cheers, Hiltrud

Antonio Giani

Antonio Giani - Jun 30, 2007 4:12 pm - Voted 10/10

Provo...

Tristezza, molta tristezza

Antonio

hiltrud.liu

hiltrud.liu - Jun 30, 2007 5:08 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Provo...

Grazie, Antonio!
Ciao Hiltrud

hiltrud.liu

hiltrud.liu - Jul 1, 2007 8:28 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Where?

You can look at the pictures of the Innominata Ridge (Mountain Area Mont Blanc-Album). There you will find the place.
Cheers, Hiltrud

chris.mueller

chris.mueller - Jul 1, 2007 8:38 am - Voted 10/10

Very sad

Such a beautiful place turning that bad...

hiltrud.liu

hiltrud.liu - Jul 1, 2007 8:40 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Very sad

Thanks, Chris!
Cheers, Hiltrud

Dave K - Jul 1, 2007 12:42 pm - Voted 10/10

A very moving photo

I'm sure she was very happy when that photo was taken. Thanks for posting.

hiltrud.liu

hiltrud.liu - Jul 1, 2007 2:50 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: A very moving photo

Thanks, Dave! You are right!
Cheers, Hiltrud

hiltrud.liu

hiltrud.liu - Jul 1, 2007 2:54 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great tribute

Thanks for your kind comment!
Cheers, Hiltrud

hiltrud.liu

hiltrud.liu - Jul 14, 2007 3:13 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great tribute

You are right! You remember Rahel's passionate love of the wildernis! Thanks!
Cheers
Hiltrud

hiltrud.liu

hiltrud.liu - Jul 1, 2007 2:56 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: I never knew her,

Thank you for your sympathy!
Cheers, Hiltrud

Alpine72

Alpine72 - Jul 1, 2007 7:51 pm - Voted 10/10

Thank you

For sharing this with us. I have allways felt that we are all part of a collective family, and we all share in your loss. I hope you allways continue to reach the heavens on her behalf. My thoughts and deepest sympathy is with you.

hiltrud.liu

hiltrud.liu - Jul 2, 2007 3:51 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Thank you

Thank you very much. That's a good vision: an image of a great international family, first beginning on SP!
Cheers
Hiltrud

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