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Snow Cornice

Snow Cornice

Known as "navcaq" in Yup'ik Eskimo lexicon, these snow overhangs are precursors to avalanches, formed amidst persistent strong wind and destined to collapse as soon as melting or movement-related shifts loosen the tenuous crystal-to-crystal frictional bonds which hold up the cornices. I would not want to be attempting either a climb or a rescue under this one, which extended several tens of feet off the ridge line.

11 WSW Silver Plume CO (4 Apr 2) looking SW.
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