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post #16 of (permalink) Old 09-18-2008, 08:42 AM
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quote:Originally posted by greyowl

Twice I've tried now to make it to the base of the Fisher Chimneys (just to take a look, mind you), but turned around because I have no idea how far it is. I followed the switchback trail to about where I estimate the upper level of the lower glacier is. As it looks like I will be up there again shortly, could you tell me how long it is, either in miles or time (which I will double for my pace) from the fork at the lake to the bottom of the Chimneys? Thank you!
Maybe this will help too (from Gordon's TR, with Andrej's coordinates from our trip this summer):
One needs to leave the tourist trail at 10 U 600404 5409481 (on WGS84 UTM grid), and then head for about 100m West (up & right) towards the entrance into the lower gully at 10 U 600509 5409493.
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post #17 of (permalink) Old 09-18-2008, 10:12 AM
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FANTASTIC! thanks for sharing!
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post #18 of (permalink) Old 09-18-2008, 12:41 PM
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Awesome trip, guys. Gongratulations on Shuksan. Well done.[^]
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post #19 of (permalink) Old 09-21-2008, 10:07 PM
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"me having a good time...."

Fantastic! cheers to all of us having a good time.
Long day out and a cougar? way cool. I am so jealous.
What a great summer, it's been! [^][]
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post #20 of (permalink) Old 09-22-2008, 08:59 PM
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Best glacier shots I've seen in awhile[^] Sorry for the late reply - nice going guys. That tent provides a fantastic setting, but it is lucky for them that the wind didn't whip-up[:0]
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post #21 of (permalink) Old 09-22-2008, 11:11 PM
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Beautiful. That was a big day! Congrats to both of you, and three cheers for Ed going up it nine times.
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post #22 of (permalink) Old 09-23-2008, 10:13 AM
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Well done. Did you find the Fisher Chimneys the least pleasant part of the trip?
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post #23 of (permalink) Old 09-23-2008, 10:55 PM
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I can't speak for Simon, but I find the Fisher Chimneys a fun part of this trip. It is mostly a moderate scramble with afew steeper areas and moves. I find Shuksan always has a handhold within reach. The time you would not like it, is when you are behind someone on the way up or ahead of some one on the descent. Timing is everything.
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post #24 of (permalink) Old 09-23-2008, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
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Fisher Chimneys were fun going up, and not too bad going down. It was the long walk out from Lake Ann I found the least enjoyable.
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