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March 2015

Part 3 - Crevasse - Day 4

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We'd been told that the unusually unsnowy conditions had revealed a crevasse on the Blackcomb Glacier, we were amazed by what we found...

The crevasse is in the smaller corrie glacier forming part of the Wind Lip above the main glacier.

Looking in from the side...

 
Crevasse 1

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People far below what looks like a normal slope above and below...

Crevasse 2
 
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Peering into the abyss - soberingly, in snowier years, we've hiked right over this crevasse many times...

Crevasse 3
  
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Andy descending...

Crevasse 4

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Dave at the entrance...

Dave Crevasse
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Looking up...

Crevasse 5
 
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Dave under an overhang..


 
Crevasse 6


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The crevasse was at least 100 yards long...


Crevasse 7

 
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Looking up again...
Crevasse 8
 

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Dropping in...

Crevasse 9
 
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Beautifully & naturally sculpted by temperature & wind...


Crevasse 10
 
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Crevasse 10
 
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Crevasse 11


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Mountains viewed from inside the crevasse...

Crevasse 12
 
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Me at the top looking in...

Crevasse 13

 
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Crevasse 14

 
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Dave checking the debris line within the layers of ice - curious to what formed it and when...

Crevasse 15
 
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Crevasse 16

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Dave, Neil & Andy...

Crevasse 18

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Dave losing his footing, sorry for including it, but with the arm shapes Andy & Neil are also pulling, it looked like some form of choreography...


Crevasse 17


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I couldn't help feeling that the ice had a certain toothy appearance to it...

Crevasse 19

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Back at the surface...

 Crevasse 20



 
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