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Mt Gabb viewed from summit of Mt. Abbot. Second Recess valley on the right, Lake Italy basin on the left. May 2001.

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Dave KBeautiful shot!

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Gordon, that's a beautiful shot! Looks like the spring weather was threatening.



What was climbing Abbot like in May?
Posted Feb 9, 2004 3:21 pm

gordonyeRe: Beautiful shot!

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Thanks, David. It started hailing 5 minutes after we reached the summit, near sunset time, but lower down the weather was no problem. Climbing up meant lots of kicking steps, and no loose rock on the standard route (snow was all the way up the couloir)! We had ice axes but the snow would have been too soft for crampons. Glissading down was quick and painless.
Posted Feb 9, 2004 5:25 pm

Dave KRe: Beautiful shot!

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Thanks Gordon. A friend wants to climb Abbot, and after doing it once in August and dealing with all the loose rock, I haven't been very thrilled about doing it again. However, a May climb sounds pretty appealing!
Posted Feb 10, 2004 10:54 am

The Lower MarmotGreat Shot!

The Lower Marmot

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Thanks for posting this beautiful picture!
Posted Feb 9, 2004 3:34 pm

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on Feb 9, 2004 2:49 pm

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