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post #16 of (permalink) Old 06-29-2011, 05:44 AM
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Wow, that's going big!
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Wow, Leigh. Great pictures. I almost feel too embarassed to post the ones I have. You've convinced me it's well worth it to bring my better, bigger camera next trip.

Funny, the difference a day makes. All those comments I made about Wedge neverending seem forgotten and all I remember is a great hike.

1. Rethel
2. Traversing below rethel
3. Below the col
4. Overlooking Wedgemount Glacier
5. Melt Pool and Glacier behind
6. Ascending to West Ridge
7. Rubble heap
8. Proof I wasn't leading the whole way....high on the South West Slopes
9. Topping out on Ridge,clouds behind
10. Same
11. North East Arete, DPM's Team's tracks just visible
12. Spring and Leigh on Summit
13. Heading back out.







It was a good day. Thx.
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quote:Roughly 9 hrs after we began, we were standing on top. Certainly no landspeed records were set, but I'm pretty Leigh and Spring may have broken some picture taking records…


And some really wonderful pictures they turned out to be. Looks like a fantastic day, exhausting in a good way. Thanks for the TR it made me smile.
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Wow, 9 hours to the top, I'd have to pack it in right there! Beautiful pictures Leigh!
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Great trip you guys, above photo be my favourite, says it all!
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very impressive trip!
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WOW! FUN!! YUM! OUCH!

mmmmmmmm summit camping possibility?

I be going for this one soon! Arrrrrr.
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WOW! FUN!! YUM! OUCH!

mmmmmmmm summit camping possibility?

I be going for this one soon! Arrrrrr.
Summit camping...umm you could camp on top of the west ridge proper. There are some nice flat areas about 100m from the summit. But you would be pretty exposed to the elements up there should the weather turn on you; and its a long way up with a heavy pack[xx(]. And the cornices are Ginormous up there!

Or you could do the parkhurst-wedge col for camping, Jeffster did that a while back.

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four words: totally epic!

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This is an interesting little melt-water lake. The last few years it has been forming whenever the winter starts with a really cold snap and then there is lots of snow. There is a major swallow hole underneath the snow which will become exposed sometime later this summer. When that happens, this beautiful blue lake will suddenly drain like a bathtub, leaving meltwater rings around the perimeter...

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Ya,that's the way these two roll.
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four words: totally epic!

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Big difference in amounts of snow from when I was up there 2 years ago. Long day but I think you should have at least bagged Parkhurst on the way back.

Great set of pictures Leigh.
Yeah this is your picture of the lake two days from now two years ago, crazy the difference in snow.



lol, also we mentioned your TR a few times en route. ~10hrs return with going up and over Parkhurst is crazy fast.

We've left Parkhurst, Rethel and Cook to bag on another day. I'd say they should be doable as a day trip.
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Great trip report, thanks for sharing! Big day!
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great looking trip! can't wait to get up there.
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quote:Long day but I think you should have at least bagged Parkhurst on the way back
oh believe me, it was debated.

We, however, are more than just lungs on legs....[]

...I'm still trying to work the booze out of my system from University...7 years ago!



And AT:

I was actually pleasantly surprised at the jeeps jack/lugwrench assembly. Once I figured out how to get everything apart, things went pretty smoothly.
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