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Late Season Trip up the Emmons Glacier

 
Late Season Trip up the Emmons Glacier

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Object Title: Late Season Trip up the Emmons Glacier

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Page By: Rob Ricks

Created/Edited: Apr 18, 2008 / May 22, 2008

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August 2004 on Mount Rainier

These pictures are a combination of shots from all members of the climbing party. Robert Ricks (formerly known as "Chuckwagon6"), Broderick Christoff, and Jason Dryden came together for a sponsored "Climb for Family Readiness". I was facing a deployment to Iraq and my wife headed up our unit's Family Readiness Group. We received sponsorship for a fund-raising effort based on altitude gained. The money could only be earned from Camp Schurman and above. In other words we had to achieve higher elevation than Camp Schurman to receive credit for altitude gained. The idea was to enforce a summit bid.

We knew the good weather was short-lived and we were racing against the clock. A forecasted storm front was forcing our effort a day earlier than planned. Our inexperience as a team showed in a late start and relatively slow progress. We made 13,000 feet before being decisively turned around by weather. The retreat was a windy and rain-soaked mini-epic. All of us learned a lot of lessons that day.

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Our "Tail -End Charlie"...

Our "Tail -End Charlie"...

Descending from "the Wedge"...

Descending from "the Wedge"...

View up the Emmons-Winthrop...

View up the Emmons-Winthrop...

Little Tahoma from Camp...

Little Tahoma from Camp...

Two climber\'s ahead of us...

Two climber's ahead of us...

Brody Christoff acsending...

Brody Christoff acsending...

Leading the rope team

Leading the rope team

Preview of the Mighty Emmons

Preview of the Mighty Emmons

Bivy at Schurman

Bivy at Schurman

Climber\'s Trail

Climber's Trail

Bedding down leeward

Bedding down leeward

Rest Break

Rest Break

The "IG"

The "IG"

"It\'s not as steep as it looks...

"It's not as steep as it looks...

High on the Emmons.

High on the Emmons.


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