Gaia Alessi, a female Italian climber now living in the UK, kindly sent me these photo's. We spent a week icefall climbing together in Cogne near Aosta, Northern Italy.
Gaia understood that the valley's we were climbing in, were also well known to one of her ancestors, Carlo Ettore, pictured below.
I believe he was living in the Aosta Valley and working as a guide in the area.
Fantastic black & white shots, which really tell a thousand words.