My blood was acid as I anticipated a soft snow bridge
collapsing beneath me.
Edgar landed on a "snow bridge
" about 30 feet below and was able to climb back up.
Another couple of feet and I would have hit what appeared to be the bottom, but the holes in it showed it was actually a pretty fragile snow bridge
. We had been told in the previous evening's instruction that crevasses are rarely deeper than 40m; while dangling, I worked out that this is more than 12 storeys; which seemed far enough.
He once told me that he held engineers in high regard, when, while traversing the ice cap during the British expedition of 1952-54, they encountered a dubious snow bridge
spanning a very large crevasse, and the leader had halted the convoy of weasels.
Occasionally, we simply skied over the edge due to poor visibility, but more regularly, we would hear the thunderous crash as a snow bridge
gave way beneath us.
His sledge fell through a snow bridge
and sent him crashing into the walls of a crevasse before being left suspended in midair.
In 2000 he was beaten back from Kangchenjunga by huge snowfalls, then while alone on his descent back to base camp, a snow bridge
collapsed and he broke his arm.
Alan was forced to abandon a bid to climb Kanchenjunga in May 2000 when a snow bridge
collapsed and he fell into a crevasse, breaking his arm.
The most prominent of them was Snow Bridge
(by Blushing Groom), who was awarded the 1989 Oaks on the disqualification of Aliysa and also won the Group 3 Musidora and Princess Royal Stakes.
He has also had to abandon various climbs after spearing his thigh with a bamboo pole; breaking his collarbone when a snow bridge
gave way; suffering a severe bronchial infection and ingesting an intestinal bug called giardiasis, which did unspeakable things to his bowels.
He said that as he made his descent on Tuesday, he started to cross a large crevasse using a narrow snow bridge
which looked solid and safe.
But to call Crossing the Snow Bridge
a collection about cultural identity is to get it exactly wrong: Lim-Wilson's greatest strength is her ability to move, sympathetically and yet skeptically, between persons, nations, and historical moments.