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The madding crowd: the pleasures of the Vallée Blanche
© jcw
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Superb photo.
Tom Last - 07/Apr/13
Brilliant - what year was this? I'm guessing that this is the traverse round to the path below Montenvers - not feasible these days, I presume.
pneame - 07/Apr/13
I need to check the original: probably 1980s. Location correct.
jcw - 09/Apr/13
Like a Brughel painting...really strange.
Sean Kelly - 11/Apr/13
Its like a Wheres Wally picture!
james.slater - 14/Apr/13
Excellent John. Looks more like early 70s to me.
jon - 14/Apr/13
Obviously nobody there using hire skis, they would have just skied over all the rocks.
gethin_allen - 16/Apr/13
The stripey patterns on the clothes I think were tres popular in about 74-ish (Rossignol?)
The skis and clothes look a bit earlier, though. As I recall, other colours than red and dark blue were beginning to be used in about 75-ish .
And right, hiring gear wasn't the fairly hassle free process it is today. Brueghel - good call. I was wondering why it was resonating so strongly
pneame - 17/Apr/13
Really superb picture. Looks like that boulder is about to let go, which the chap in orange is leaning on!
MaxWilliam - 22/Apr/13
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