there was good weather. Was that pic taken the same day the storm approached?
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!
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
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.
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!
Really beautiful landscape !
It is nice to have posted this picture in her memory.
I hope this will be picture of the day tomorrow.
Thank you very much for your kind comment!
that this wonderful ridge climb should lead to your losing her! But at least it is a beautiful remembrance.
Many thanks for your remarkable comment!
Tristezza, molta tristezza
You can look at the pictures of the Innominata Ridge (Mountain Area Mont Blanc-Album). There you will find the place.
Such a beautiful place turning that bad...
I'm sure she was very happy when that photo was taken. Thanks for posting.
Thanks, Dave! You are right!
Thanks for your kind comment!
You are right! You remember Rahel's passionate love of the wildernis! Thanks!
Thank you for your sympathy!
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.
Thank you very much. That's a good vision: an image of a great international family, first beginning on SP!