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Backing Down
Sergio backing down the Surprise Couloir after our climb of the Winter Direct route. Slope is about 40 degrees here.

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Dow WilliamsI have done...

Dow Williams

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my share of these Martin, fine line between wanting to glissade and downclimbing depending on conditions....cheers...
Posted Apr 30, 2007 1:15 pm

Martin CashRe: I have done...

Martin Cash

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Exactly. Yeah, the snow there was pretty crispy. Thanks for the vote.
Posted Apr 30, 2007 2:28 pm

Martin CashRe: nice addition

Martin Cash

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Thanks man. Yeah, it defintely takes a lot longer than glissading or plungestepping, but there was an icy crust about 4" down. Definately well beyond our comfort level to glissade that.
Posted May 1, 2007 5:46 pm

RaguNice shot

Ragu

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And nice perspective. Always better to be safe, and live to play another day!
Posted Jan 4, 2009 1:34 pm

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Martin CashSubmitted by Martin Cash
on Apr 30, 2007 1:05 pm

Image ID: 289441
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Lat/Lon: 47.53000°N / 123.24°W
Object Title: Backing Down

Image Type(s): Alpine Climbing