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post #16 of (permalink) Old 07-11-2015, 11:14 AM
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Thanks Vern, great report and photos as usual!
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post #17 of (permalink) Old 07-11-2015, 12:11 PM
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Very intriguing, specially after seeing Vern' photo of Arctomys lake from the summit, and Wardenac' post about "easy scrambling if you head up the slopes directly below the summit, and then traverse across to the ridge". Would a day trip from camp at toe of Lyell glacier (end of hiking trail) with light day pack be doable? That way you camp 2 nights at the same place, which is always preferable & then have reasonable hike in/out with overnight pack on day 1/3.
Very doable. The scramble line is obvious and is little more than hiking. Also, the traverse, that I mentioned in my previous post was to gain the bivy area, at the edge of the icefield; not the summit.

Here are a couple of pics of Arctomy's Peak and the meadows. I bet the area is even more of a treat in early Summer, when the flowers are in bloom.
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post #18 of (permalink) Old 07-12-2015, 08:27 PM
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Hey Vern! Amazing - I am super impressed and the photos look amazing. This looks to be the trip of a lifetime
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post #19 of (permalink) Old 07-15-2015, 01:36 AM
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I read the long version, too, and always love to read your TRs, although (or maybe because) they are way beyond anything I could manage. Amazing trips, great pictures, really engaging writing that gives you a proper feel for the area, and a love of the mountains that comes through all of it.
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post #20 of (permalink) Old 07-17-2015, 06:54 AM
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You have the most amazing adventures, i wish i can do some of the things you do.... Awesomeness...
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You have the most amazing adventures, i wish i can do some of the things you do.... Awesomeness...
You absolutely can do these things yourself if you wish. I took much longer than most to get into alpine climbing and I'm still just a newb compared to most.

Look at young bucks like Steven Song - 3 years ago he was nervous on 30 degree snow and now he's climbed Bryce, Lefroy, N. Vic, Columbia, Twins Tower, South Twin, Collie, Ayesha...
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