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Mt Arkansas, Mt Tweto, Mt Buckskin 3/31/12

 
Mt Arkansas, Mt Tweto, Mt Buckskin 3/31/12

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Object Title: Mt Arkansas, Mt Tweto, Mt Buckskin 3/31/12

Image Type(s): Alpine Climbing, Hiking, Wildlife, Topo/Diagram, Informational, Scenery, Panorama

 

Page By: metal4lyf

Created/Edited: Apr 2, 2012 / Apr 2, 2012

Object ID: 783902

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I'm not much of a storyteller, but...

When I saw Mt Arkansas' North Couloir (melted out) for the first time last July, I decided that was the route I'd take. Given the weak snowfall this year, it was time to pull the trigger on it. So I found myself at the base of the line around 8 am, looking up and wondering why it didn't seem so steep. It climbed nicely anyway, only a few rocks came down, and the minimal cornice was easily bypassed. After summitting Mt Arkansas (13795'), I followed the ridge on to Mt Tweto (13672') and Mt Buckskin (13865'). Although there was some 3rd and even 4th class to be had, the traverse was more tedious than fun in mountaineering boots. After Buckskin I dropped into the basin and encountered the worst snowshoeing I have ever experienced. I wanted to die. Ski exits from now on.

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Mt Arkansas

Mt Arkansas

Mt Tweto

Mt Tweto

Buckskin and Tweto

Buckskin and Tweto

Mt Arkansas

Mt Arkansas

Mt Arkansas

Mt Arkansas

Ridge to Mt Buckskin

Ridge to Mt Buckskin

Mt Arkansas

Mt Arkansas

North Couloir

North Couloir

Mt Democrat

Mt Democrat

Ridge to Mt Tweto

Ridge to Mt Tweto

Snow

Snow

Mt Buckskin

Mt Buckskin

Ridge to Mt Buckskin

Ridge to Mt Buckskin

North Couloir

North Couloir

Buckskin and Tweto

Buckskin and Tweto


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