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Snow cornice: beautiful but potentially deadly

What is a snow cornice? From the Italian word for "ledge," a cornice is a mass of overhanging ice or snow, typically found on a ridgetop or edge of a cirque. A snow cornice is both a launching pad for hucking jumps and a potentially deadly avalanche risk if the formation collapses underfoot.   Cornice etymology If you're [...]

By | 2016-11-22T19:45:03+00:00 May 11th, 2016|Avalanche, Backcountry, Terrain|0 Comments