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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-10-2015, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
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Default Wedgemount + NE Arete - January 10, 2015

Had an awesome hike this morning to the start of Wedge NE Arete. Got to break trail from the boulder field around the halfway mark - there were snowshoe tracks to that point but they stopped so the person must have given up in the deep snow. I haven't been there since the Spring since in the autumn, I noticed the glacier I have to travel over to get there, is littered with crevasses, however I used my intuition and experience to go around them. This is one of my favorite hikes, and the steepest and highest elevation gain - I have no intention of giving it up lol I forgot my camera at home though which made me a bit peeved for a few hours lo...l Anyway I have my memories. It was like going into "heaven", I little window of clear sky where the sun was shining through is where I headed up into and above the highest level of clouds. Peaceful and completely alone, but felt anything but lonely. Gorgeous!!! Once at the top, above all the clouds it was blue sky with sunlit white snow over all the peaks surrounding me...
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-10-2015, 11:12 PM
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I forgot my camera at home though
I think that was the most important thing to have on with you, except yourself being there lol.

I noticed the glacier I have to travel over to get there, is littered with crevasses, however I used my intuition and experience to go around them
When the glacier is dry and textured its pretty easy to navigate,you just have to step over them but in winter there is no way i will go there unroped. In summer time there is a flat area in the middle of the glacier where you can camp. Planning to do that next summer and climb Weart then Parkhurst and Rethel the next day. If you are interested we could go together Here are some pics from Sep 15:
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post #3 of (permalink) Old 01-11-2015, 01:51 AM
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Weart is easier with snow cover, not having to deal with all them rocks.
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