Searching the pass through the glacier

At sunrise a climber searches the way through the crevasses system of the Allalingletscher. Many of the open crevasses are hidden under a 30 cm layer of fresh snow. September 18, 2006.


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Romuald Kosina

Romuald Kosina - Sep 27, 2006 9:54 am - Voted 10/10


Nice moment of the day!!!

John Climber

John Climber - Sep 27, 2006 2:14 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice...

It was the good moment of the day indeed. Thanks for your vote.

Sebastian Hamm

Sebastian Hamm - Sep 27, 2006 11:50 am - Voted 10/10

That's great.

Fantastic shot. I want to go there in winter by ski. I am excited. Greets Sebastian

John Climber

John Climber - Sep 27, 2006 2:16 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: That's great.

It is a good tour-sky area...easy to achieve 4000 with skies...beter than walking. The sky route is different than the walking route...Thanks for the comment


schmid_th - Sep 27, 2006 12:31 pm - Voted 10/10

Nice shot!

Being in a beautiful area at a beautiful moment!

John Climber

John Climber - Sep 27, 2006 2:17 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice shot!

Thanks for your vote...a great moment is was, before soft snow made a hell of it...
Too long heavy conditions


schmid_th - Sep 27, 2006 2:24 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Nice shot!

30 cm of fresh snow is really dangerous at this glacier! Seems to be better in the winter.

John Climber

John Climber - Sep 27, 2006 2:37 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice shot!

I can tell was!!...I fell into crevasses (not the biggest ones which were avoided) about 10 times...luckily we were knowing what we were doing there...
We are aware of crevasse rescue least I was very aware. We walked with 12 m rope between the three of us and with three safety knots on each segment...pretty safe despite the conditions.


turistoalpinista - Sep 29, 2006 11:19 am - Voted 10/10

Great photo!

Nice lightning.

John Climber

John Climber - Oct 2, 2006 7:55 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great photo!

Thank you very much for your visit, vote and kind comment!!

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