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Ignominious retreat down the Gl. d'Argentiere - avalanche conditions, soft snow, etc etc
© pneame, Jul 1973
Climbers: Eric Holligan
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Conditions not too different from those in late July 2011, I am guessing!
pneame - 25/Jul/11
Before I saw your comment, I thought, how topical! I'm guessing it's a bit deeper, but I'm not going up there to confirm that!
jon - 25/Jul/11
What is also interesting is the extent of the Rognon Glacier. Now those crevassed/serac areas just left of the moraine ridge have gone and the moraine extends way up higher towards the rognon.
jon - 25/Jul/11
You'll also notice, Jon, that we did rope up sometimes! I hope you are feeling appropriately warm and fuzzy as a result :)
My last summers in the alps were massively confusing as a result of the changed glaciers.
pneame - 25/Jul/11
Hadn't noticed the rope!
jon - 25/Jul/11
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