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Steel Cliff from Hogsback, Apr 2004

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DeanGreat shot

Dean

Voted 10/10

Nice pic Daniel. I heard that avy conditions above the bergscrund kept you from summitting. Better to leave it for another day is good smart mountaineering.
Posted Apr 20, 2004 1:36 am

dkantolaRe: Great shot

dkantola

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Oh, so that's what happened. Then this photo must be from Saturday, April 17. On Sunday the 18th I found about 18 inches of uncohesive snow on top of a solid melt-freeze crust. On this slope angle I wouldn't be concerned about a loose slough unless sun warming caused free water to penetrate the new layer. We were in a cloud cap on Sunday, so that wasn't an issue.
Posted Apr 20, 2004 2:13 am

pylotRe: Great shot

pylot

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Thanks. It looked like the right side (icier and in the shade) would have been safer, but I decided it was a good day to live and turned back. Sometimes it's the journey that matters, not the destination :)
Posted Apr 21, 2004 1:00 am

PellucidWombatGreat shot!

PellucidWombat

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Hey Dan. Man, seeing that photo really makes me wish that I could have joined you that weekend! What are you up to these days?

-Mark Thomas
Posted Jun 15, 2004 6:31 pm

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on Apr 20, 2004 1:13 am

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