Stone pyramids???

Stone pyramids???

Close to Mer de Glace I found these small stone pyramids just near the trail, but I never found why they are there. Would be thankful if somebody can answer!
on Feb 15, 2009 6:42 am
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lcarreau - Feb 15, 2009 8:27 pm - Voted 10/10

Stone markers or

a monument to a mountaineer? That's an
impressive mountain in the background.


justahiker - Feb 17, 2009 10:47 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Stone markers or

Yes, I was really impressed with the area.
Unfortunately, I'm not sure for the name of the peak.
More on the left are Mer de Glace and Les Drus, but for these peaks on this photo, I'm really not sure.

Gabriele Roth

Gabriele Roth - Feb 16, 2009 2:15 pm - Hasn't voted


here another view
they are stone cairns marking the path when snow is high


justahiker - Feb 17, 2009 10:50 am - Hasn't voted

Re: cairns

I'm also closest to this explanation.
Because place where they are placed is a bit higher than trail and quite exposed to winds.
So in winter winds probably blow snow and leave these pyramids visible.


Marcsoltan - Feb 16, 2009 7:28 pm - Voted 10/10

These mini stone towers

remind me of the stone towers I saw near the mouth of the Khumbu glacier, just before getting to Leboche in the himalayas. Those were memorials to the sherpas who had lost their lives on Everest. These stone towers could have the same significance.
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