Meadowmom

Meadowmom

Posted on 04/29/2014


Photo taken on March 21, 2016


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crevasse
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The Crevasse

The Crevasse
These are a series of Kodachrome slides of a crevasse crossing in the Coast Range of British Columbia, 60 years ago.

The rest of the party rappeled about 25 feet into the crevasse.

Always protected by a belay, of course, they landed on a partially collapsed snow bridge inside the crevasse and tiptoed across it. Then, as you see above, they climbed a rope on the opposite wall of the crevasse by using short rope “stirrups” and prussik knots. (Prussiks were ingenious knots that slid upwards when they bore no weight, but would not slide down when weight was put on them.)

The series of photos are in my album, The Crevasse.

Diane Putnam, Tim Hanko, ihatefog, tiabunna have particularly liked this photo


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tiabunna
tiabunna
This is a great series, Laurie. I've thoroughly enjoyed your stories and images of this trip.
4 years ago.
Diane Putnam
Diane Putnam
Wowww...!
21 months ago.