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Avalanche- Wilson Major
Avalanche to our left as we set up the climb for Wilson Major III, WI 3-6; Icefield Parkway, Banff National Park, May 3, 2006 (I will be providing a series of photos showing the progression of this event)


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Aaron JohnsonWow!

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Dow-I'm curious-did this avalanche, given the steep angle of descent, make much noise?
Posted May 7, 2006 8:38 pm

Dow WilliamsRe: Wow!

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tons, actually about 6 booming drops while I was leading one pitch....just kept coming, blowing ice cold snow on top of us, would go from warm to cold to warm as they would blow by us, etc. Not enough volume to reach the terrain trap below that we had ascended, but enough noise to get in your head space...I am adding the route in a bit and will try and sequence these photos, cheers
Posted May 7, 2006 8:53 pm

MaineSublime Instant


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Dow, that's just a tremendous photograph! Many thanks for the inspiration!
Posted May 20, 2006 10:31 am

Ski Mountaineerwow!

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Nice timing & photo!
Posted Oct 7, 2006 4:40 pm



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Brilliant picture... thanx for a new desktop background!
Posted Oct 26, 2006 10:17 pm

Dow WilliamsRe: Damn!

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Thanks Richard. You have to climb over a 1000' of WI 3 just to get to this curtain of WI 3- 6, going through a terrain trap that has claimed a few comrades. Keeps this stash fresh. Cheers.
Posted Oct 27, 2006 3:51 pm



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That is very cool. Was this a shoot and run away fast pic? :)
Posted Jan 30, 2007 2:18 am

AndinoSuperb !!


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I wish we had that in... Paris !
Posted Sep 21, 2007 4:22 am

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Dow WilliamsSubmitted by Dow Williams
on May 7, 2006 7:20 pm

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Object Title: Avalanche- Wilson Major

Image Type(s): Ice Climbing