CaliforniaMama Tuesday Jan 31 10:58 AM
January 31, 2012 Climbing a Chandelier
CaliforniaMama Tuesday Jan 31 11:03 AM
I love this picture because it looks like the ice is in motion and is going to come down on me in any second.
glatt Tuesday Jan 31 12:51 PM
Ice climbing is crazy. No thanks. Do not want.
Spexxvet Tuesday Jan 31 12:55 PM
Yeah, I'm against that
BigV Tuesday Jan 31 02:53 PM
one good reason to root for global warming. JFC on a C. No. Way. Evar.
Lamplighter Tuesday Jan 31 03:15 PM
We need a close-up shot of the climbers' faces seeing all that ice falling off to the right.
glatt Tuesday Jan 31 03:21 PM
I think their view of it was probably obstructed by the ice closer to them. They certainly heard and felt it though.
Wombat Tuesday Jan 31 05:48 PM
Ice climbing is very hard work. I once climbed an ice wall on the Glacier des Bossons above Chamonix in the French Alps, and it was extremely tiring. I had to do it in preparation for the following day's hike up the Mer de Glace, so I'd know how to get out if I fell into a crevasse. Fortunately the hike went very well, and the scenery was incredible. We went all the way to the top of the Glacier du Talèfre, and I still have a fist-sized lump of quartz which I found lying on the ice up there. This would have been in about 1985-ish.
Flint Tuesday Jan 31 11:05 PM
Gravdigr Thursday Feb 2 02:37 PM
I've lived longer than I was supposed to twice, no way in hell I'd do that.
Sundae Thursday Feb 2 02:48 PM
Raining, he insisted. Sunshine! he pointed out cheerfully in the next picture (in the garden).
It wasn't a biggie, so I let it go.
I've often read about frozen waterfalls. This is not what I imagined.
BigV Thursday Apr 24 02:03 PM
Gravdigr Thursday Apr 24 04:37 PM
No. No indeed. Hell no.