is an overhanging edge of snow
on a ridge or the crest of a mountain which are built up by drifting snow. Cornices
are extremely dangerous and should never be walked without adequate protection or if other options are not available or more hazardous.
See also: List of climbing topics
is the set of crowning moldings that cap an entablature in Classical architecture
It derives from the Italian word cornice
See also: Corniche