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Approaching Capitol
5/28/05: Upon the approach of Capitol Peak on a fine spring day. Just ahead lies the crux of our approach: a large headwall of snow. Despite several signs of recent avalanche activity in the area, this snow was solid and good for kick-stepping.

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Brad SniderRe: Did you summit?

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Nope--We made it to about 13,000 feet. We turned around at 8:30 AM because the sun-baked snow was already so soft we were sinking deeply, and we still had a lot of steep, somewhat avalanche-prone snow to contend with before K2. One huge cornice partially broke loose, above bc44caesar and photo61guy, and fortunately missed them. We had some fun (and painful) glissades on the way out, and as we got back to our cars, storms were moving in, so it was pretty good timing in getting away. Awesome place though!
Posted May 30, 2005 1:04 pm

Brad SniderRe: Did you summit?

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Thanks. It was a lot of fun and some awesome scenery. There were six of us: photo61guy, km_donovan, Scott Patterson, PellucidWombat, bc44caesar, and myself. I will definitely be going back some time, hopefully this summer.
Posted May 30, 2005 6:07 pm

PellucidWombatRe: Did you summit?

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Stay tuned for the trip report!
Posted May 31, 2005 10:13 am

MrWasatchRe: Did you summit?

MrWasatch

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This is a great photo, really makes you feel like you are there...great job guys!
Posted May 31, 2005 11:25 am

photo61guyRe: Did you summit?

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Anyone writing a trip report can use some of my pics...that is once I get the slide film back.

Joel
Posted Jun 2, 2005 12:33 pm

photo61guyGreat Shot

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Really like this one Brad. Hope the arm heals quickly.

:^)

Joel
Posted May 30, 2005 8:40 pm

Brad SniderRe: Great Shot

Brad Snider

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Thanks Joel. Looking forward to seeing some of your photos... once they're developed and all. :-) I'm sure you got some good ones on this trip.
Posted May 31, 2005 12:01 am

bc44caesarRe: Great Shot

bc44caesar

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I agree with Joel, I like it...looks like trouble ahead!!!
Posted May 31, 2005 12:21 am

km_donovanA Time Was Had By All...

km_donovan

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and it was fun. The Nepalese Restaurant was good too. I definitely want to go back, Capitol has got to be the most majestic mountain I have seen.
Posted May 31, 2005 9:05 am

Brad SniderRe: A Time Was Had By All...

Brad Snider

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Agreed!
Posted May 31, 2005 1:35 pm

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on May 30, 2005 12:29 pm

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