[ UK /ˈa‍ɪsfɔːl/ ]
  1. a steep part of a glacier resembling a frozen waterfall
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How To Use icefall In A Sentence

  • So, we've been pretty much surrounded by quadraphonic icefall throughout the course of the night.
  • In the Khumbu glacier region, the narrows either side of the Khumbu icefall are leucogranite cliffs beneath the Lhotse Detachment, which ramps down to the east.
  • Just as Kato's team was making probing forays over the icefall successive avalanches forced a French expedition to switch its climbing route.
  • For all we knew it could well have carried on getting steeper, ending at an icefall or in a crevasse field.
  • And the following day they are base camp bound, which also means the last trip down through the icefall.
  • From the northeast, toward China, the icefall from Teram Shehr cuts a broad swath across the east side of the Siachen.
  • It is hard to believe standing here high in the Khumbu icefall that a glacier like this could simply disappear. CNN Transcript Dec 7, 2009
  • Where the ice passes over especially steep terrain, ripple marks on the glacier surface indicate the icefall.
  • And in the morning, at about two or three, you'll hear another team tromping past your tent, heading up into the Icefall.
  • This is usually attributed to objective dangers - unpredictable acts of God, such as avalanches, icefalls, rockfall, and horrid weather.
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