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Last series of abs off the Violettes Glacier (one more single ab to go after this)
© Misha, Jul 2009
Route: Pelvoux Traverse (Mont Pelvoux)
Camera used: Panasonic DMC-LX2
Date taken: 20th July 2009
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What an incredible descent this is - my first major alpine route - at first we had to abseil into a crevasse to a snow bridge (Aug2004)felt very 'Touching the Void'Hadn't planned to do it but Rochers Rouge ascent was very loose. Brought back great memories - thanks!
coldfell - 01/Dec/09Report
Apparently the glacier has deteriorated quite a lot over the years - see my discussion with jon on this thread <a href='http://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/t.php?t=377898&v=1#x5474106'>http://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/t.php?t=377898&v=1#x5474106</a> (25 October onwards)
Misha - 02/Dec/09Report
I think that the dryness or wetness of individual summers also makes a big difference. This section in late July 2008 had snow almost by the abseilers feet, whereas 2009 was quite a bit drier I think.
LakesWinter - 04/Aug/11Report
Yes, I suppose it could make a significant difference as this bit is a gully.
Misha - 04/Aug/11Report
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