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Lone Peak Winter Ascent.

Postby Phenom » Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:52 pm

Thought I would take the time to thank Zeejay, (Judy) and Moogie737 (Michael) for letting me join up on the Wasatch Mountain Club climb of Lone Peak last Saturday. It was a blast! It was also cool to meet Matthew VanHorn and Mooner on this one also, and several other members of the WMC up there. What a great day to get up there also, clear blue skies and hardly any wind at all! Judy led the way across the exposed ridge section to the summit like it was nothing, one excellent mountaineer! Michael organized an excellent event for this one, most everyone in the group summitted Saturday. Again I want to say thanks!

Here are some photos that I've taken, and some video footage.

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Here is a link to the HD video on Youtube, shows a bit of approach, the final traverse in portions, and a bit of descent.

http://youtu.be/wFwmO7N-TrU

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Re: Lone Peak Winter Ascent.

Postby ZeeJay » Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:13 pm

Thanks, it was a fun trip and hopefully next year's trip will go just as well. This one could not have gone any better. It's interesting to compare images of the ridge this year with previous years and note where the big holes are.
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Re: Lone Peak Winter Ascent.

Postby TyeDyeTwins » Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:39 am

Awesome trip guys and gals. Glad you did not let the UAC scare you out of this adventure. Thanks for posting.
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Re: Lone Peak Winter Ascent.

Postby lcarreau » Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:36 am

TyeDyeTwins wrote:Awesome trip guys and gals. Glad you did not let the UAC scare you out of this adventure. Thanks for posting.


Just curious - who's the UAC ? Is that the Utah Avalanche Commission ???

I lived in Utah for 1/3 of my Life, and I was always (quite) apprehensive when I cruised State Street with my 8-track tape player cranked UP & blaring,
knowing there were actually people up there, rejoicing on snow-capped peaks like Olympus, Lone, and the mighty Timp ..

IMHO, you guys and gals freaking ROCK !! :!:



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Re: Lone Peak Winter Ascent.

Postby TyeDyeTwins » Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:50 am

UAC is the Utah Avalanche Center Larry.
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Re: Lone Peak Winter Ascent.

Postby jallred22 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:32 am

Always heard it was a bit exciting on the top of Lone Peak. Any good places to throw a sling or do a belay of some sort?
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Re: Lone Peak Winter Ascent.

Postby acegrulla » Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:32 am

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Re: Lone Peak Winter Ascent.

Postby Matthew Van Horn » Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:16 am

Yep, Judy ROCKED on the technical part of the ridge. Good to meet you C, you did some good trailbreaking. What a great trip. Let's do it again next year. Heck, I'll do it again in a couple of weeks.
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Re: Lone Peak Winter Ascent.

Postby lcarreau » Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:48 pm

TyeDyeTwins wrote:UAC is the Utah Avalanche Center Larry.


Thanks, Twins.

I love it when they fire off those little miniature cannons to trigger avalanches, thus reducing the avy danger. IMHO, a very wise use of firepower ... :wink:
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Re: Lone Peak Winter Ascent.

Postby Mooner » Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:28 pm

Good to meet yea Phenom. I just wanted to add that it was a great trip and the conditions were excellent :). I also wanted to give a shout out to Lone Peak. hey baby I LOVE YOU!
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Re: Lone Peak Winter Ascent.

Postby lcarreau » Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:39 am

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