icefall icefall

Definition(s):

  • (n) a steep part of a glacier resembling a frozen waterfall

Usage(s):

  1. In the icefall there is no system, no repetition, no rhyme or reason to the lay of the frozen land.
  2. In the icefall there is no system, no repetition, no rhyme or reason to the lay of the frozen land.
  3. Two people got killed while I was there because they tried to get up the icefall to Camp 1.

News

  1. Khumbu Icefall: Unsteady & deadly

    On Everest, everybody knows that the Khumbu Icefall is dangerous. They've known it for generations, since the first great Everest mountaineer, George Mallory, turned away from the Icefall in 1921, insisting it was impossible to pass.
    on April 23, 2014     Source: Denver Post

  2. Fearing the Icefall: On Everest, dangers are clear

    NEW DELHI (AP) — On Everest, everybody knows that the Khumbu Icefall is dangerous. They've known it for generations, since the first great Everest mountaineer, George Mallory, turned away from the Icefall in 1921, insisting it was impossible to pass.
    on April 22, 2014     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Fearing the Icefall: On Everest, mountaineers, Sherpas have long known Khumbu's danger

    On Everest, everybody knows that the Icefall is dangerous.
    on April 22, 2014     Source: Fox News

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