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14,000 Foot Ice Dome on the West Rib, Mount McKinley

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14,000 Foot Ice Dome on the West Rib, Mount McKinley
Sierra Ledge Rat enjoying the midnight sun on the 14,000-foot ice dome of the West Rib of Mount McKinley, May 1979 B.G. (Before Gortex). Yes, that's all wool and nylon.


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Before Gortex. I always tell climbers who talk about ticking off .12s ....um, hardcore is the climbing and mountaineering of yesteryears. Those earlier generations did not have the hi-tech gear we have...was just reading how the FA's on a route here in Red Rock only had hexes and stoppers. Please. We don't suffer enough. Most of the new kids are babies (not all!).
Posted Aug 17, 2012 3:07 am

Sierra Ledge Ratyes...

Sierra Ledge Rat

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...but it's also great to see limits being so far today with better gear.
Posted Sep 9, 2012 12:20 pm



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are both right ;-)
Posted Feb 3, 2013 10:51 am

glacierphileso amazing


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Your pictures are just so amazing.Do they help you feel back there again,while viewing them from some where safe?
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Sierra Ledge RatSubmitted by Sierra Ledge Rat
on Mar 12, 2007 1:30 am

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Object Title: 14,000 Foot Ice Dome on the West Rib, Mount McKinley