A photo of two ski mountaineers on the summit of Mount Vsesevidov in the Aleutian Islands in Alaska.

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Suzie and Scott on the summit. Look closely at the "snow". It's actually rime ice. When the wind blows the water vapor in the clouds freezes and accumulates as ice on the windward slopes. We were a little concerned about the conditions.
Suzie and Scott on the summit. Look closely at the "snow". It's actually rime ice. When the wind blows the water vapor in the clouds freezes and accumulates as ice on the windward slopes. We were a little concerned about the conditions.
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