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Attempt on Vermilion in Winter

Attempt on Vermilion in Winter

Attempt on Vermilion in Winter

Page Type: Album

Object Title: Attempt on Vermilion in Winter

Image Type(s): Alpine Climbing


Page By: BigRob

Created/Edited: Jan 17, 2010 / Jan 17, 2010

Object ID: 590097

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In a stroke of luck, I was invited to join this trip about 10 hours before it started. I had climbed with Aaron before and had a lot of fun. Although I'd never met Jaimie and Jim before, I new they were good people. We started off at the winter parking beyond Trout Lake and headed up around 5:45.

The trip through the woods was bushwhacking at it's best. Upon reaching the upper basin, I was cramping up, and I threw in the towel. The rest of the party went on ahead of me. I have a few shots of them in the Couloir on Vermilion. I think I could have made the summit, but pain and time left in the day weighed in my decision.

Vermilion is a majestic summit sitting roughly between Lizard Head Pass and Silverton, CO. It now has strangely thwarted my attempts three times. I wanted it really bad, it just wasn't meant to be.

This is the hardest I've ever went for 13 hours and came away empty handed.

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San JuaneerGreat climb!

San Juaneer

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Had there not been so much snow, we'd have had a far greater chance... that was a hell of a lot of trailbreaking. Thanks for joining up at the last moment!
Posted Jan 18, 2010 1:21 pm

BigRobRe: Great climb!


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I'd do it again.
Posted Jan 18, 2010 1:55 pm

EricChuGood album!


Voted 10/10

I enjoyed your pictures!
Posted Jan 19, 2010 7:52 pm

BigRobRe: Good album!


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Thanks. The weather was great. I almost wished I'd have carried my SLR.
Posted Jan 19, 2010 9:11 pm

Romuald KosinaI appreciate...

Romuald Kosina

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I appreciate your album, info and pictures!!!
Posted Jan 20, 2010 10:33 am

BigRobRe: I appreciate...


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Thanks Romek. I feel very lucky to live in such a beautiful area.
Posted Jan 20, 2010 12:35 pm

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