Snow Bridge, Trift Glacier, Weissmies

Fred crossing a snow bridge on the Trift Glacier - Normal Route of Weissmies.

Photo 10 August 1995 by Moni Spicker

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mvs

mvs - Mar 4, 2007 7:51 pm - Hasn't voted

whoa

bridge looks pretty thin near the end!

Moni

Moni - Mar 5, 2007 2:08 am - Hasn't voted

Re: whoa

Yes, and I had Fred on a good belay. The really scary part was how many solo climbers and other roped teams were just blindly trusting this thing and traipsing across it like it was perfectly solid. Since no one fell through that day, maybe it was. However, we met some older guys, who were also being cautious about it and shaking their heads over the "tourists".

mvs

mvs - Mar 5, 2007 8:17 am - Hasn't voted

Re: whoa

Holy crap :-). If somehow I found myself solo anywhere in there, I'd go way off to the left where the bridge is more substantial. That crevasse would be a horrible grave!

Moni

Moni - Mar 6, 2007 3:57 am - Hasn't voted

Re: whoa

"Further left" was no better. There are some very trusting, naive people out there. They think (just like on avalanche slopes) if one person has passed safely, all can. NOT!

As the saying goes (with variations) "God takes cares of idiots and drunks!"

Marcsoltan

Marcsoltan - Oct 8, 2008 11:47 pm - Voted 10/10

Surefooted mountaineers

always make it to the top.

Great set of photos.

Moni

Moni - Oct 9, 2008 9:22 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Surefooted mountaineers

Thanks!

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