Strange snow on the surface.
Yes, it is the cold wind that makes the snow look like that. I find it beautiful and it is perfect condition for the crampoons :)
I love this photo Christina; for it's simplicity and for the relaxing 'zen' we all, who love the mountains, feel when we're drawn to them that this captures so well! Thanks for sharing and inspiring. Climb on!
I have had this photo on my main display on my cellphone since a long time back. The photo gives me a feeling of "calmness" and is also a "reminder" of how much I love the mountains - Nice to hear that it can give another person the same feelings!
Christina, took a similar pic with yours in mind when I was on Mont Blanc's summit lastmonth:
Sweet :) I am glad I could inspire you - It is a great shot! Thanks for posting.
Have a great week and be safe!