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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).
Manufacture and supply of components for the construction of avalanche protection in the form of steel snow bridges on various high altitude sites in the section Vorarlberg.
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.
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.
The tender includes installation of snow bridges in avalanche starting zones in N-Fifladalir above the residential area in siglufjordur in Fjallabyggd and serve as avalanche protection for the community.
Contract award: steel snow bridges in 2013 for the section vorarlberg.