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Garibotti Rolando

rime Mushrooms & ice-axe wings. 2/18
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The rime that forms on certain Patagonia summits is one of the most unique features the area has to offer. It builds into large “mushroom” like formations on the upwind side of mountain summits and ridges and on windward rock faces, often overhanging on all aspects. It forms when the terrain is engulfed in clouds and strong winds blow super-cooled cloud droplets onto sub-freezing surfaces. Rime mushrooms are particularly scary to climb, because they have the consistency of cotton candy, ...
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