Tuesday 13th December. By Jodie.
With these views in the Frances valley, I keep stumbling as I hike, because I´m constantly looking towards the glacier, watching for it to let loose massive bits of ice. It´s better sitting here at the viewpoint, waiting for the next piece to fall.
Layers of glacier are hanging above cliff edges. Sometimes we hear a loud crack. That must be a colossal block of ice splitting apart somewhere up there. Then, sometimes, a thunderous roar as the ice plummets down, shattering into fragments. If we are lucky we can see it falling and landing on the next layer down, adding weight to that glacier, maybe triggering a new ice fall below. We are sitting here for hours enjoying the drama.