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Piz Palü - Central summit

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 4 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 (see image posted on 2/11/2011): 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 1/1600 second F/16.0 ISO 200 300 mm

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Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Een mooie, krachtige foto.

4 Nov 2011 9:58am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

superb composition!!!

4 Nov 2011 11:14pm

KriKridesign from Suisse, Switzerland

Bump Bump, this is my heart!!!

5 Jun 2012 7:58pm

Canon EOS 400D
1/1600 second
ISO 200
300 mm