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This is a crevass in a glacier in the Mont Blanc range. Rather a large hole, its a fracture point where the ice can not bend as it travels like a river down the mountain (a bit more slowly though!)
Most of the winter snows have long since gone from the surface, although some can be seen in the background. What is noticable are the grey lines which indicate the summers where dirt etc built up until new snow falls stated in the next winter.
A warming climate means most glaciers are now retreating rather quickly.

Mark Thompson kindly modelled his scruffy climbing gear which was all the rage, when new items were brought, so not to be seen as a nerd we would roll around in the dirt and tear them a little or a lot, as fashion dictated. Just thought I'd tell you that so if you see a hard looking man its because he's been rolling in the dirt, Red deer do that! its a man thing I think.

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Additional Photos by Simon Damant (sadeik) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 550 W: 181 N: 673] (3282)
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