Origin of icefall
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Sadly one Sherpa, from another team, has now been killed in the Icefall.
Coming back through the Icefall on Friday the boys missed two rock falls by no more than three minutes.
Changed "icefall" to "ice-fall" on page xxvi: "part of ice-fall."The Glaciers of the Alps
It seemed best to climb the rocks and avoid complications in the icefall.
Some way up or by the side of the icefall of the Lobbia Glacier is yet to be found, but is probably possible.Italian Alps
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It had always seemed improbable that these were sracs such as one meets on an Alpine icefall, and clearly they were not.
Even as we entered the icefall our feet had occasionally broken the crust; as we came out of it we were stamping a trail.
- a very steep part of a glacier that has deep crevasses and resembles a frozen waterfall
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