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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-30-2012, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
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Default Mt.Larrabee - yet another TR...

Since there are so many TR's on this one I will keep it short and sweet...

A few weeks ago I spent the night at Twin Lakes after doing Tomyhoi with Billygoat & I was hoping to bag Larrabee solo but the weather wasn't going to let me...

...until now![8D]

Picked Janice and Niki up at Yellow Aster trailhead just after 9am on Saturday and we were hiking by around 10am...oh yeah, we picked up some Bellinghamsters / hitch-hikers that were walking the 4km up the logging rd...yuck.

Anyway, here are some pictures...hopefully they are worth a thousand words because I am exhausted from writing a couple sentences. maybe Janice and Niki can pick up my slack...haha.
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Sweet pics!

That Mountain is on nasty pile of rubble.
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Sweet pics!

That Mountain is on nasty pile of rubble.
It sure is!
Janice tried to roll down the mtn head over heels..after surfing some loose rocks...
Luckily her helmet got the dent not her head. Phew.
Looooseeeey Larrabee!
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Sweet pics!

That Mountain is on nasty pile of rubble.
It sure is!
Janice tried to roll down the mtn head over heels..after surfing some loose rocks...
Luckily her helmet got the dent not her head. Phew.
Looooseeeey Larrabee!
:-)>
Wow.... Good the Helmet saved her.

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Hey that's cool that you got to bag Larrabee!
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I will add that this was an awesome hike and scramble! Mt. Larrabee is a beautiful peak and as far as I'm concerned the route we took was great. No major problems going up and we were back at the vehicle in 7 hours.

As for the tumble, it was bad. This happened coming down when rocks were flying! I guess I lost my balance and down I went. I could hear my helmet hitting against the rocks and knew my feet were up in the air. It was crazy until Kelly stopped me. My hero! Here's the picture of where I fell, almost down this entire rock section! Very sore and bruised today but remain in good spirits.



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Thanks Kelly and Nikki for another great day in the mtns! I enjoyed the hike a lot, not the fall. Sorry I scared you. Where's our next Baker hike?
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Damn business trips... I would have preferred this over Toronto in a big way.

It was just a scare not a scar right? PS check into the structural soundness of your Petzl. If its the UL version and if it's like mine; one hard tumble or bad knock and I've been warned it'll be considered toast and time for a replacement. [B)][B)]
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Good going in finding the second gully which is much easier and safer and not in the scrambles book. The route in the scrambles book is more like a climbers route and the route I took going up is not mentioned either.

Good thing you were wearing a helmit, Kanike. Even though there are safer routes up and down they are not 100% safe from mishaps.

Congrats to all in making the summit and nice foggy pics.
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A beautiful array of fine photos. Very fortunate you wore that helmet, and then for Kelly to stop your tumble. Wow !

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I really like this one!!!Way to go you guys!!!!
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Way to go on Larrabee! It is probably the easiest of the "big" Chilliwack 8000'ers, but always feels like a good challenge! Ed
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Guess I'll have to get my passport in order to try this one, good views.
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Kelly, here are the pics from 2001...Notice Richards arm around me...This is why I have never been wanting to go back there...
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Kelly, here are the pics from 2001...Notice Richards arm around me...This is why I have never been wanting to go back there...
What a cute picture of you two.
Looks like you took a bit more aggressive route.

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Well Im kinda late to add to this but I still will.
It was great to get out and try a bit more challenging of a hike. The company wasn't too bad either
Thanks again for a great day out Janice and Kelly, we will have to do it again sometime.
ps, I am sooo game for a Baker trip next year

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