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February 2011 Blog Posts (1)

Cornice hazards in Mountaineering

In mountaineering a cornice is an overhanging ledge of snow on the edge of a ridge, cliff, or crest of a mountain. Cornices form by wind blowing snow over the leeward edge in successive layers. They can be very dangerous from traveling above and below them. A person or skier putting weight on top of a cornice can cause it to break off and collapse and causing a major…

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Added by Ali Alami on February 19, 2011 at 6:59am — No Comments

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