icefall


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ice·fall

 (īs′fôl′)
n.
1. The part of a glacier resembling a frozen waterfall that flows down a steep slope.
2. An avalanche of ice.

icefall

(ˈaɪsˌfɔːl)
n
(Physical Geography) a very steep part of a glacier that has deep crevasses and resembles a frozen waterfall

ice•fall

(ˈaɪsˌfɔl)

n.
1. a jumbled mass of ice in a glacier.
2. a falling of ice from a glacier, iceberg, etc.
[1810–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.icefall - a steep part of a glacier resembling a frozen waterfallicefall - a steep part of a glacier resembling a frozen waterfall
glacier - a slowly moving mass of ice
ice - the frozen part of a body of water
Translations

icefall

[ˈaɪsˌfɔːl] nseraccata
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ISLAMABAD -- Another crisis ended happily after a climber who ran into trouble in a possible icefall was rescued by fellow Polish, American and Pakistani mountaineers on Saturday.
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Cleaning campaign coordinator Nim Dorjee Sherpa, head of the village where Mount Everest is located, told Reuters two bodies were collected from the treacherous Khumbu Icefall and two from camp three site at the Western Cwm.
The town of Kremnica, in cooperation with the operator of sport facilities and volunteers, created an icefall for lovers of adrenaline sports.
This time, because of the utterly inadequate Blue Badge parking facilities and, to my mind, unnecessary cobblestones, I opted for the more challenging route - taking the train, traversing a wet and windswept Lime Street, and coping with the nightmarish descent to the library, along uneven paving flags that are as lethal to us wheelchair users as the Everest icefall is to those on legs.
The previous year, 16 Sherpas were killed on Everest when an avalanche swept through the Khumbu Icefall during the busy spring climbing season.
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Later in the day, another group on the descent saw traces of the guys who had gone 300 meters from the main path towards the icefall. Their tracks broke off after the avalanche.
As climbers begin to reach the summit of Mount Everest, some veterans are avoiding the Nepali side of the world's highest peak because melting ice and crowds have made its famed Khumbu Icefall too dangerous.
KATHMANDU, Nepal: As climbers begin to reach the summit of Mount Everest, some veterans are avoiding the Nepali side of the world's highest peak because melting ice and crowds have made its famed Khumbu Icefall too dangerous.