Other pic from Weissmies. This is scanned and is old... but the top is so beauty. The last ramp was a little scaring because the ice was really hard... (depend of the year...)
Note about this mountain:
The northwest side of the Weissmies is largely covered by the Trift glacier, and this governs the nature of the climbing route. If done as a day climb, we begin in the town of Saas Grund, just below the resort of Saas Fee. We'll ride the lift to Hohsaas, gaining a quick 5000 vertical feet! After a short section of easy trail we reach the glacier. Initially the angle is low, but soon we encounter the steep middle section of the glacier. Here we'll encounter slopes of up to 50 degrees as we turn crevasses and other icy obstacles. This part of the route varies from year to year. In the exceptionally dry summer of 2003 the route melted out so much that ladders were needed to span some of the larger holes. Pretty exciting! Eventually the angle eases and we arrive on the crest of the west ridge of the peak. This is followed fairly easily to the 13,176 foot high summit (4.023m)
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Standring (595) 2005-02-14 11:33
The photo may be old, but the view is still stunning. I'm not a mountaineer, but I would love to visit mountain scenery like we see here.
It a good composition. You have captured the climbing trail, and we also have the tiny figures on the climb to give scale against the impressive mountain.
Ramonven (126) 2005-02-14 11:57
This again is a wonderfull picture that really takes us there as actually being part of this adventurous expedidition! Following the trail... Very nice Quino! Saludos! Ramon
Tibetix (0) 2005-02-14 12:33
Hi Joaquim... I am in high spirits now :)
A magnificent ridge route and great ice peak !.. Wish I was there :)
Thanks for sharing...
bboss (3578) 2005-02-14 12:50
When I see a path like this i just want to be on it! It does look a bit scarey towards the top though. Your composition has a nice shape, but photo suffers a bit from lack of sharpness (maybe because of the scan).
I tried a workshop to see if I could make it a little better. What do you think?
jemaflor (74014) 2005-02-14 13:16
Nice shot and good dof with the path. May be just a bit green color on ice.
- Copyright: Joaquim Hernandez (quino) (693)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 1994-08-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon F601, AF Nikkor 35-70mm / f2.8 D, Hama UV
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2005-02-14 11:28
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