Full size version is only available to registered users


Please Register as a New User or Login as Existing User to gain full access to all the photos on this site. Registration is quick and completely free.
Unregistered users can only view full size photos that have been added this month.

thumb
Last series of abs off the Violettes Glacier (one more single ab to go after this)
© Misha, Jul 2009
Route: Pelvoux Traverse (Mont Pelvoux)
Camera used: Panasonic DMC-LX2
3*VOTING: number of votes 1
Login as Existing User
to rate this photo.

User Comments

What an incredible descent this is - my first major alpine route - at first we had to abseil into a crevasse to a snow bridge (Aug2004)felt very 'Touching the Void'Hadn't planned to do it but Rochers Rouge ascent was very loose. Brought back great memories - thanks!
coldfell - 01/Dec/09
Apparently the glacier has deteriorated quite a lot over the years - see my discussion with jon on this thread /forums/t.php?t=377898&v=1#x5474106 (25 October onwards)
Misha - 02/Dec/09
I think that the dryness or wetness of individual summers also makes a big difference. This section in late July 2008 had snow almost by the abseilers feet, whereas 2009 was quite a bit drier I think.
LakesWinter - 04/Aug/11
Yes, I suppose it could make a significant difference as this bit is a gully.
Misha - 04/Aug/11
Login as Existing User to add your comments
This picture is copyright. If you want to reproduce or otherwise re-use it, please email the photographer direct via their user profile. Photo added October 26 2009.