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RPC's Mount Russell - Fishhook Arete

 
RPC\'s Mount Russell - Fishhook Arete

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Object Title: RPC's Mount Russell - Fishhook Arete

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Page By: rpc

Created/Edited: Aug 5, 2010 / Aug 5, 2010

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Trying to organize our old photos. All I recall from our climb of this thing was the cold...and I mean COLD penetrating wind all day (this was June 19th-ish, 2005). I still remember the headaches! Unlike Whitney (the year prior), when we hiked our sea-level habituated bodies up to Iceberg Lake in one push, this time we broke up the approach with stops at Upper Boyscout and Iceberg Lakes (much better!).

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Fishhook Arete
Fishhook Arete (III 5.8) on Mount Russell

Fishhook Arete
Leading the (crux) first pitch.

Fishhook Arete
Shirley on pitch 2.

Fishhook Arete
Leading pitch 3.

Fishhook Arete
A gendarme on pitch 3 of Fishhook Arete.

Fishhook Arete
Leading pitch 4.

Fishhook Arete
Shirley topping out on pitch 4.

Fishhook Arete
Leading pitch 6.

Fishhook Arete
Pitch 7.

Fishhook Arete
Pitch 8 moves right below the summit.

Fishhook Arete
Very cold Shirley on the summit of Russell.

Fishhook Arete
Very cold yours truly on the summit of Russell.

Fishhook Arete
Starting out descent from the summit.

Fishhook Arete
Freezing cold Shirley hiking out after our climb of Fishhook (start behind her).

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splattskiOh, man!

splattski

Voted 10/10

Now I want to do this even more than before. Thanks for sharing!
Posted Aug 5, 2010 6:13 pm

rpcRe: Oh, man!

rpc

Hasn't voted

Hey Thank YOU! :) Fun route from what I recall (despite the arctic blast) Cheers.
Posted Aug 5, 2010 7:54 pm

DebGreat Shots!

Deb

Voted 10/10

At least you had sunshine! We froze like hell on Fishhook as well last year. Beautiful warm weather for 2 days, then BLAM....wind and cold. What's up with that?!
Posted Aug 5, 2010 8:12 pm

rpcRe: Great Shots!

rpc

Hasn't voted

thanks Deb - it's been a long time but I still recall that piercing cold wind up there (we also had great weather for the 2 day approach to iceberg lks :)
Posted Aug 6, 2010 10:53 am

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