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At the top of Grand Central Couloir
Andy reaches the saddle between the North and South Summits of Nokhu Crags. Deteriorating snow conditions convinced us to forego a summit attempt and beat a hasty retreat. It proved the right decision. Never Summer Range, May 2006.


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I can see this photo!
Posted May 15, 2006 7:43 pm

Mountain JimGood idea !!!

Mountain Jim

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From those snowballs rolling down below, I'd guess, you made the right choice about getting out of there.
Have you tried the North Ridge/Gullies Route?
Posted May 16, 2006 2:54 am

brentaRe: Good idea !!!


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We saw quite a few wet avalanches after getting back to safe ground. We made the right choice, but we were also lucky to have enough time to put it into effect. It was my first time at Nokhu Crags. We looked at the North Ridge, and we tried to understand where the route goes, but it will have to wait for another occasion.
Posted May 16, 2006 5:11 am

Mountain JimRe: Good idea !!!

Mountain Jim

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If I remember correctly, the North Ridge/Gullies Route was pretty straight forward. Just go up the ridge until you get to the cliffs, then take the steep, rotten gully that looks best. I don't remember much of a route finding problem. We didn't use the rope on the way up, but did use it for a hand line to get past an icy place in the gully on the way down.
Posted May 16, 2006 5:30 am

NikosNice shot


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Nice shot..I see ya a little bit tired huh?
Posted Jan 12, 2007 9:51 pm



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incredible shot...
Posted Sep 20, 2007 12:52 pm

brentaRe: wow


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Thanks! I regard it as one of my luckiest shots.
Posted Sep 20, 2007 3:09 pm

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brentaSubmitted by brenta
on May 15, 2006 4:07 pm

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