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Erno
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Snow is melting, and Ilingas gorge looks like a glacier now

by Erno » 31 Mar 2019, 22:02

Snow is melting, and Ilingas gorge looks like a glacier now - 1 April, 2019

With weather slowly improving, and temperatures rising, the abundance of snow in the White Mountains has started melting.

As reported earlier, this has caused avalanches throughout the mountain range, that are often huge, and now rapidly swelling, while the compact snow mass is slowly sliding downhill. At several spots in the White Mountains these large avalanches look like glaciers.

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© Photo by Protapriliá Pagetónas


Here is how such a "glacier" looks in Sfakia, where the Ilingas gorge now looks like one. A truly spectacular sight, specially since it is already April from today.
All the best,

Erno
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Re: Snow is melting, and Ilingas gorge looks like a glacier now

by agonigrami » 01 Apr 2019, 07:48

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Time to update the Crete packing checklist with crampons and ice axe (actually one year we came with microspikes).

Kalo mina!

Alf & Monica

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Re: Snow is melting, and Ilingas gorge looks like a glacier now

by Spinx » 01 Apr 2019, 10:52

Wow. Will it have melted by the time we arrive in October? :lol: [^***]

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Re: Snow is melting, and Ilingas gorge looks like a glacier now

by herre » 01 Apr 2019, 11:29

1st of April!

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Re: Snow is melting, and Ilingas gorge looks like a glacier now

by arnulf » 01 Apr 2019, 12:13

Hello, Erno!

Happy 1. of April!!!

All the best

Arnulf

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Re: Snow is melting, and Ilingas gorge looks like a glacier now

by Marie and Andrew » 01 Apr 2019, 13:53

Nice one Erno !!! Do you think it will be still there at the weekend?? many thanks for the new buss time table!! Best wishes from the south of Sweden .

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