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Permanent Snow

Pictures by QT Luong

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North Face of Mont-Blanc and Dome du Gouter, France. (color) The first important camp, where people gather at a same spot, is found at 11000. Denali, Alaska (color) On the North face of Grande Casse, Vanoise, Alps, France. (color) Camping on the Balcony camp of the West Rib. Denali, Alaska (color) Alpinists on a buttress of Aiguille du Midi climbing the Cosmiques ridge. Alps, France (color) The treacherous Denali Pass, scene of numerous accidents. The descending traverse is somewhat delicate for tired climbers. Moreover some take only ski poles and therefore cannot self-arrest. Denali, Alaska (color) The Bossons glacier, the highest icefall in the Alps. Alps, France (color) Storm clouds approaching. Denali, Alaska (color) Kahilna international airport lies under the North Face of Mt Hunter. Alaska (color) Hiker in the Aiguilles Rouges and Mont-Blanc range, Alps, France. (color) Backcountry skiers dwarfed by Liskam, Switzerland. (color) Party of three on the West Buttress. Denali, Alaska (color) Up to the 14300 camp again. Denali, Alaska (color) Alpinists on the Aiguille du Midi ridge. Alps, France (color) East Face of Mont-Blanc at dawn, Italy. (color) Midnight sunset over Mt Foraker from the West Rib. Denali, Alaska (color) The ridge visible on the skyline is the West Rib, which was my planned itinerary. My companions had settled for the West Buttress, so I would do the second part of the climb solo. Denali, Alaska (color) North side of the Courtes-Verte ridge. Alps, France (color) Seracs below Monte Rosa, Switzerland. (color) The base camp, at 7000 feet, is in the heart of a huge glacier system. Alaska (color)
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