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Piz Palü - North face

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 2 November 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Piz Palü (3,901 m) is one of the most beautifull mountains in Bernina massif.
The mountain has 3 summits on a ridge covered by a lot of ice: from the left to the right in this image: E summit (3883m), central summit (3901m), W summit (3823m). The W part of the summit ridge is on the Swiss - Italian border. Piz Palü has a famous N Face with 3 rocky spurs separate by ice couloirs. The name Palü derives from the Latin "palus", meaning "a swamp", and the mountain is said to be named after the Alpe Palü, a high alpine pasture some 4 km to its east. About 25 years ago I climbed the east summit and the central summit together with my father and my oldest sister. The love for this mountain, for his world of rocks and ice, still remains today but the desire to climb has changed in the hope to make some beautiful images...

Image: Val Morteratsch (CH) - 21/07/2011

Canon EOS 400D 1/400 second F/14.0 ISO 200 150 mm

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2 Nov 2011 6:46am

Jaytee from Fresno, California, United States

Breathtaking! Looks like one hell of a climb but the views have got to be worth every minute of it!

2 Nov 2011 3:02pm

Lia from Zwolle, Netherlands

Heel fraai. Zwat-wit doet het goed bij deze foto.
mooi belicht...die sneeuw is niet echt makkelijk om te fotograferen snel ik me zo voor.

2 Nov 2011 9:08pm

Canon EOS 400D
1/400 second
ISO 200
150 mm