The summit cross on Clariden...

The summit cross on Clariden after a snow storm (March 2000)

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Vid Pogachnik

Vid Pogachnik - Sep 3, 2004 2:24 pm - Voted 10/10

An interesting question!

Seeing this cross, please cast your opinion - from which side, left or right, was the wind blowing? It's interesting to think about this!

The Lower Marmot

The Lower Marmot - Sep 6, 2004 10:40 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: An interesting question!

My money says the right...

Vid Pogachnik

Vid Pogachnik - Sep 7, 2004 1:30 am - Voted 10/10

Re: An interesting question!

Eh, only one answer. Where are others?

Don Nelsen

Don Nelsen - Sep 8, 2004 8:43 am - Hasn't voted

Both sides

Looks to me like the wind came mostly from the right but also came from the left for a little while. Rime ice is on both sides, but less on the left.



dn

Vid Pogachnik

Vid Pogachnik - Sep 8, 2004 9:56 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Both sides

Jeah, you're both right - you and the Lower Marmot. But it's interesting - I have a similar picture and more than half of people said the wrong side - as if they were looking a flag waving in the wind.

Don Nelsen

Don Nelsen - Sep 9, 2004 1:45 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Both sides

Hi Vid,



You did well with this photo. Perfect composure, excellent framing, etc. When driving in ice fog, I have seen rime ice form on the hood ornament and the radio antenna of my car - always on the leading edge. Also on trees at passes and ridges. Photography is an art, to be sure. Having spent 45 years working at it, as a hobby, I can say this.



I am glad to be a part of the sp community and am glad to have the opportunity to converse with people such as yourself, much more experienced than I in serious mountain climbing.



Best regards,



Don Nelsen

The Lower Marmot

The Lower Marmot - Sep 9, 2004 4:30 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Both sides

I must confess, I'd already seen this pointed out in a past photo of the week

Vid Pogachnik

Vid Pogachnik - Sep 10, 2004 7:43 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Both sides

Don, the author of this pic is Mathias Zehring, not me :-)

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