Snow is getting deeeeep!

Entering a crevasse on Hocharn Glacier, August 1991

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Mathias Zehring

Mathias Zehring - Jan 17, 2004 3:36 am - Voted 10/10

ski in August??

was it worth climbing Hocharn with ski in August? For me June was already too less snow. Did you just take the picture in this part of a second when your fellow fell into a crevasse?! Did something happen? And finally: I would never use jeans trousers in the mountains!

wuedesau

wuedesau - Jan 17, 2004 1:35 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: ski in August??

1. Yes it was worth climbing Hocharn in August. After heavy snow falls it was possible to ski until the end of Pilatus Kees which makes a vertical distance of 1000m (better skiing down than walking :)) As I love skiing I would have done it for less too.

2. It is me on the photo and the photo was just taken in the second when I broke through.

3. I had luck, I was too fast to fall into the crevasse.

4. Consider this was 13 years ago when I was a poor student who couldn´t aford expensive sportswear, we also didn´t know anything about Goretex.

Mathias Zehring

Mathias Zehring - Jan 18, 2004 7:48 am - Voted 10/10

Re: ski in August??

thank you for the answers! This is really a special photo!

livioz

livioz - Mar 16, 2006 1:21 pm - Voted 10/10

With compliments..

to the photographer!
Cheers

wuedesau

wuedesau - Mar 16, 2006 4:30 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: With compliments..

Well, the photographer was lucky because he took the phote in the right moment and I was lucky because I was fast and could reach the other side of the crevasse :-)

Sajama

Sajama - Mar 27, 2006 6:00 am - Voted 10/10

Thanks!

I´m glad to know this isn´t a serious accident.
Thanks for attaching this wonder. It´s a pic to smile and learn.

tuntun

tuntun - Dec 9, 2006 2:19 pm - Voted 10/10

Really

Really good shot. As you saying, it was in 1991..so I am looking last 15 years ago photo. Good record too. I like it.
Tun

wuedesau

wuedesau - Dec 9, 2006 3:11 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Really

Time is passing too fast...

Tomas Kristofory

Tomas Kristofory - Dec 9, 2006 3:32 pm - Voted 10/10

I stopped breathing!!

I stopped breathing for a second when reading the caption and comments! I'm glad everything's OK. Thanks for the photo. You gave me another useful info for my future mountain plans. Cheers Tomas

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