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South Teton Solo-June 20, 2012

 
South Teton Solo-June 20, 2012

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The Northwest Couloir of the South Teton-June 20, 2012

The Grand and the Middle-Seen from the South Teton
The Middle Teton and Grand seen from the South Teton.
Icebergs on a high elevation lake-Visible from the summit of the South Teton
High elevation lake visible from the top of the Northwest Couloir on the South Teton.

                                                                             


A collection of photos and a video i took on a solo ascent of the Northwest Couloir of the South Teton. I started hiking from the Lupine Meadows parking lot at 1 AM, and was on the summit by 9 AM. There was a lot of snow in the Tetons that day, and i was very glad i brought an ice axe and crampons along. At the top of the South Teton, the clouds put on a spectacular display, streaming off of the Grand Teton and Teewinot like wisps of smoke. I did not see another person that day until i was back down in Garnet Canyon. It was a pretty surreal day!

Headed up the South Teton early in the morning
Looking towards Garnet Canyon on the way to the South Teton
The Grand Teton-Seen from the approach to the South Teton
The lower reaches of the Grand Teton, seen on the approach to the South Teton.

View of the South Teton
A glimpse of the South Teton, on the way to the saddle.
The South Teton
The South Teton, looking quite menacing.

The south face of the Middle Teton
The south face of the Middle Teton, seen from the base of the South Teton.
Snowfield on the way to the saddle between the South and Middle Tetons.
Snowfield on the way to the saddle.

The saddle between the South Teton and the Middle Teton
View from the saddle between the Middle Teton and the South Teton
The Middle Teton and Teewinot-Seen from the South Teton
The Middle Teton and Teewinot seen from the saddle.

The Northwest Couloir of the South Teton
The Northwest Couloir of the South Teton.
Steep snow on the South Teton
Steep snow on the Northwest Couloir of the South Teton.

Contrast
Looking down the Northwest Couloir.
Icebergs on a high elevation lake-Visible from the summit of the South Teton
A high elevation lake visible from the summit ridge of the South Teton.

Foggy summit ridge of the South Teton
The foggy final few feet to the summit of the South Teton.
Summit of the south teton
Above the clouds on the summit of the South Teton.

The Grand Teton viewed from the top of the South Teton
The Grand Teton, the Middle Teton, and Teewinot seen from the summit of the South Teton.
The upper section of the Grand Teton
Close-up of the Grand Teton from the summit of the South Teton.

Teewinot viewed from the South Teton
Close-up of a cloudy Teewinot, from the summit of the South Teton.
Alone on top of the South Teton
A self-portrait at the top of the South Teton. The time is 9 AM. I left the parking lot at 1 AM. The weather was freezing on the summit.

View down from the summit of the South Teton
View down the north face of the South Teton.
Looking down the Northwest Couloir of the South Teton
View down the Northwest Couloir on the descent.


The Middle Teton-Viewed from the South Teton
Photographer: Jackson Herring
The Grand
View of the Grand Teton on the descent back to Garnet Canyon.

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