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Split Mountain 2015 by Diesel

As they say it: the third time is a charm! I wish it did not take me three attempts to get to the summit of Split Mountain, but it did. The first time, I was at the top of the last chimney getting on the back side of the mountain but had to turn around because of a thunderstorm. The second time, I got started on the wrong trail and ended up on Stecker Flat, having no idea what I did wrong or how to get on the right trail to Red Lake. The third time, had a 30 minute bushwhacking adventure but I made it.
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Underrated Walkup - Deer Creek Trail by Rocky Alps

The first time I attempted Box Elder Peak I didn’t do enough research, and as a result we ended up on the Box Elder Trail (No. 44) instead of the Deer Creek Trail (No. 43). This would have been fine, but since it was early June, there were still some steep snowbanks over the trail which hindered our progress. With no ice axes there were a couple spots that proved difficult to navigate, and after slipping down one steep snow slope and grabbing onto a nearby branch to stop my fall, a sliced open finger dampened my mood and made me decide that I’d come back some other time to try it. We did catch some nice views of the south summit of Box Elder Peak from its eastern slopes, but nine years would pass before I’d finally come back around and give it another go (there were just too many other good Wasatch hikes to try first)
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Seven Fingered Jack and Maude by taniagrotter

On July 4th weekend I climbed Seven Fingered Jack and Mt Maude in the Entiat Mountains with my friends Micah and Andrew. The weather in Seattle was supposed to be very hot, so a weekend in the Glacier Peak Wilderness seemed like an excellent way to avoid the heatwave (even though it was pretty hot up there as well…but more of that later) and to mark my upcoming move to London. We spent two days on the mountains, camping overnight in the LeRoy meadows at 6100ft and ascending 7FJ on day 1, and Maude on day 2. We were initially hoping to climb Fernow as well, but after looking at the route from the 7FJ summit, it seemed that it would take another whole day just for that peak (plus there seemed to be some pretty steep icy snow on the way there, and the week before there was a slip-on-snow accident on that exact snowfield, which made us pretty skeptical about how much we wanted to suffer over this beautiful weekend)
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Miscellaneous Rambles from the Great Basin and Sierra (Photo Trip Report) by Scott

My dad and I hiked up to Willow Lake. Since we had to pick up our permit for Mount Whitney that afternoon, we didn’t continue on to Brainerd Lake. It was a really scenic hike and the difficulty of the hike was exaggerated. The stream crossing was a bit challenging, but the trail wasn’t as steep as its reputation warrants. The scenery along the hike was really spectacular.
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L'Affaire Freney L'Affaire Freney by ericvola

August 29 1961: the ‘Last Great Problem of the Alps’, The Central Pillar of Frêney, is solved by Chris Bonington, Ian Clough, Jan Djuglosz and Don Whillans. But in French eyes the honours go also to René Desmaison, Pierre Julien, Yves Pollet-Villard and Ignacio Piussi. Desmaison seemed unable to accept the facts of the respective Pillar ascents and set about denigrating the British achievement while inflating his own – a fiction in which he was supported by the all-powerful Lucien Devies, the veritable godfather of post-war French mountaineering.
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The Year of the Angels The Year of the Angels by Bob Sihler

As I walked back to the car that day, beaten and sore, I knew that I would have to return and find the right way up. And I also knew I needed to climb the South Guardian Angel.
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Glaciers Glaciers by PellucidWombat

What is a Glacier? Say you’re climbing in the mountains in late fall and you come across a body of snow that has been there for the whole summer, if not for years. Is it a glacier? Maybe, maybe not. Even if it has metamorphosed into ice, it still may be a permanent snowfield. The critical feature that glaciers have is movement.
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The eastern section of the route The eastern section of the route by EastKing

This is the route coming from Knapsack Pass.

Denali Summit Ridge Denali Summit Ridge by Catamount

Descending Denali's summit ridge. June 21, 2015.

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Mont Velan or V'lan Descent on Northeast Crest 1976
Jul 31, 2015 5:03 AM by OsvaldoCardellina

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Cascade Canyon in bloom
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A trustful ibex on upper Malanotte Col
Jul 22, 2015 12:26 PM by Silvia Mazzani

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