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"Jump Move" East Face, Mount Wilbur

 
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"Jump Move" East Face, Mount Wilbur
A "Jump Move" on the East Face of Mount Wilbur.
(Seemed like a good idea at the time!)

Photo taken 21 July 1980 by Fred Spicker.

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tloganlooks like fun

tlogan

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Thats a wild pic and from that angle almost looks like you are jumping to your death. -Tim-
Posted Apr 21, 2003 11:17 pm

Fred SpickerRe: looks like fun

Fred Spicker

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Fun - yes. Smart - ?



Actually the landing was a quite spacious ledge. It was just easier to hop off a short traverse to the ledge than to do the fine moves required to get there.
Posted Apr 24, 2003 6:25 am

Aaron JohnsonRe: looks like fun

Aaron Johnson

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Yeah Fred, but you're spoiling your image and disillusioning me! You're the original mountain stud, man! At least this pic makes a good case for it (OK-I love pictures that stretch the truth).
Posted May 14, 2003 10:09 pm

Diego SahagúnRe: looks like fun

Diego Sahagún

Voted 10/10

It seems like there is a ledge 2 or 2.50 m below where he took off. As well one of you could have helped him by putting your shoulders. Did he landed well? Did he injure himself?

By the way, I've done a similar move wearing crampons and landing on a steep hard snow patch
Posted Apr 27, 2008 7:03 pm

el guanoAwesome

el guano

Voted 10/10

Impressive photo, I like the back drop.
Posted Feb 25, 2006 1:50 am

Dottie Little TentYEEEE HAAAAAA

Dottie Little Tent

Voted 10/10

I used to do stuff like that with an external frame Kelty Tioga but I got out of that habit very quickly.
Posted Aug 23, 2006 9:46 pm

Diego SahagúnWell?

Diego Sahagún

Voted 10/10

Fred, read my comment above.

Thanks
Posted Apr 28, 2008 9:04 pm

Fred SpickerRe: Well?

Fred Spicker

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There was no large ledge to cross on.

As stated the landing spot was large and safe.

There was no need to "help" anyone.
Posted Apr 29, 2008 9:04 am

Diego SahagúnRe: Well?

Diego Sahagún

Voted 10/10

I asked if he injured himself because you seemed doubtful about the jump idea ("seemed like a good idea at the time! Smart?")
Posted May 1, 2008 10:34 am

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Fred SpickerSubmitted by Fred Spicker
on Apr 21, 2003 5:22 am

Image ID: 19746
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Lat/Lon: 48.80600°N / 113.738°W
Object Title: "Jump Move" East Face, Mount Wilbur

Image Type(s): Alpine Climbing