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snowbridge

[′snō‚brij]
(hydrology)
Snow bridging a crevasse in a glacier.
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The snow bridge collapsed underneath me when I was part way across,' he said.
Instead of answering her own question, she visualizes an escape, at once magical and real: "My thinning shadow / Crosses the snow bridge of burning / Coals, walking on bare feet home" (50).
The subject of this invitation to tender is the renovation (repairs) and additions (steel snow bridges, snow nets, wind trees) in the southern part of the rietstckli avalanche defenses, in the area where the balm avalanche tore.
During the day it was so hot we had to be careful not to burn or fall into crevasses as the snow bridges hiding them softened in the sunshine, but as soon as the sun went down mid-afternoon the temperature plummeted.
Mark and other competitors from around the world will negotiate multiple crevasses, cross snow bridges and rise to 3,000m on the high polar plateau as they battle for survival along the 704km route.
The incredible 440-mile challenge next year means facing 80mph winds and temperatures of -40C, crossing crevasses and snow bridges and climbing to 10,000ft above sea level.
Ski traverses are typically attempted in mid- to late spring when avalanche conditions are usually safer, snow bridges over crevasses are still quite strong, weather is generally mild, and days are getting longer.
The summit day began by head torch from a mountain hut at 4am so the snow bridges across the heavily crevassed glacier approach were still solid from the overnight freeze.
Levine endured some of the harshest conditions known to man including -50[deg]F temperatures, icy winds and dangerous crevasse fields covered with snow bridges that have been known to collapse under pressure.
Contract notice: 20241 Avalanche Defences in Kubbi safjrur Production of Snow Bridges, for safjararbr.