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Periades with Mt Blanc du Tacul as backdrop. acrylic on canvas 100x50.
© jcolton, Aug 1997
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Climbers: John Barker, Alberto Soncini, John Colton
Camera used: Acrylic on canvas
Date taken: August 1997
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Setting off from the Col de Geant late one afternoon, John and I climbed until after midnight when we scraped a narrow ledge under the cornice of an ice arete beyond the Dome de Rochefort. After a cold night we made it to the Canzio bivouac before a storm imprisoned us for two nights. Alberto joined us; he was going the other way. The three of us descended to Chamonix after the new snow avalanched. 'The door was blocked by a huge snowdrift; unable to get out, we renamed the refuge, Hotel California.'
jcolton - 02/Jan/15
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