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Culebra Peak 3/6/10

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Object Title: Culebra Peak 3/6/10

Image Type(s): Hiking, Skiing, Scenery, Panorama

 

Page By: metal4lyf

Created/Edited: Mar 8, 2010 / Mar 14, 2010

Object ID: 602709

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You just can't put a price on self punishment

These photos are from a winter ascent of Culebra Peak. 16 people showed up at the trailhead at 6am with snowshoes, snowmobiles, skis, and a snow-cat! Carlos opened the gate and took $200 from each with a smile. We followed a well-packed trench to Four-Way, where we donned snowshoes for the arduous trek to the first heartbreaking false summit. We continued under blue skies and sunshine over the next 12 false summits (Ok, so there were maybe 2 major false summits and several more minor ones). When I finally reached the peak 8.75 miles from our trailhead I was really pushing the envelope of my capacity for cardio punishment. After some time on the summit we returned to the bunkhouse for snacks and drinks and reached the trailhead shortly after 6pm. The 17.5-mile round-trip was the longest car-to-car summit assault in my short peakbagging career and well-worth every penny of the price tag.

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Sierra Blancas

Sierra Blancas

Sierra Blancas

Sierra Blancas

Sixski

Sixski

Summit ridge

Summit ridge

??? Peak II

??? Peak II

Reclimb

Reclimb

View south

View south

View N

View N

The group: pt. 6

The group: pt. 6

False summit No. 1

False summit No. 1

Culebra

Culebra

Saddle

Saddle

False summits

False summits

On the descent

On the descent

Dusk patrol

Dusk patrol


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mtnman455$200

mtnman455

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So, is access now $200 pp in 2010, or was that just for winter access? Will it still be $100 come summer?
Posted Mar 27, 2010 4:15 pm

metal4lyfRe: $200

metal4lyf

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As far as I know they only charge $200 in winter.

Cheers
Posted Mar 27, 2010 6:14 pm

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