Cornice of snow

(German Karnies, from Greek. Koronis - end, finish), the accumulation of snow in the form of a dense canopy on the lee side of the sharp ridges that occurs during blizzards because of "suction" effect of the wind and turbulence (Fig.). Cornice with a line separation (Dashed)  Width can be up to several. m with a groove (pocket) at the bottom. Slipping, K.. drags the weight of snow and can cause descent avalanche. Especially dangerous K. s. Hanging on either side of the ridge. For the safety of traffic on K s. should retreat from its summit at such a distance, to be Read more [...]
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Ridges and spurs

On ridges, snow and rock, frequent wind education - snow cornices, and below them on the leeward slopes - snow bags. On the windward side of the crest, where the corridors begin rising air currents form a snowy wind funnel. When raising the crest of snow in the area of the snow avalanche danger extremely bag, and if you want to cross, do it with a reliable insurance from a safe place. Overcoming the danger of caving cornice below and therefore permissible only where it obtayal and overhangs, with the location of fear in the side of the ledge. It should also be wary of cornices formed not Read more [...]
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Avalanches of ice, firn, cornices

Ice mass by gravity flow on an inclined surface of the bottom of mountain valleys. Rate of flow of glaciers can range from a few meters per year to 300 meters per day. Glaciers never stop its movement. Tourists often freeze in admiration before the magical paintings, which are ice-falls, hanging glaciers, seracs bizarre accumulation of gaping blackness cracks. But the blue-green ice poses a great danger. Since the movement of the glacier is at any time, at any time of the year, often you can see how to ice falls and hanging glaciers of the blue, for no apparent reason from the main mass Read more [...]
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