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Taking Flight

Page Type: Trip Report

Location: Colorado, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 40.07140°N / 105.6597°W

Object Title: Taking Flight

Date Climbed/Hiked: Sep 24, 2005

Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering

Season: Fall

 

Page By: Andy

Created/Edited: Sep 25, 2005 / Feb 15, 2006

Object ID: 170494

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Page Score: 76.65%  - 6 Votes 

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The movie requires a recent version of the Quick Time Player and is 16.6 MB in size. If the embedded file doesn't work you can try downloading it.
   
Scott Patterson, brenta, and I climbed Lone Eagle Peak (located in Indian Peaks Wilderness) via "Solo Flight" Route on September 24, 2005.

Lone Eagle Peak doesn't look like much when you look down on it from the higher summits to the east like Apache, Shoshoni, and Pawnee. In fact, Lone Eagle Peak is mearly the far north end of Iroquois Peak's (Point 12,799) North Ridge. However, when viewed from the north near Crater Lake or Mirror Lake Lone Eagle Peak is certainly one of the most stunning summits in the state.

Images

 Andy and Scott on Solo Flight

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MoniTrip Report Comment

Moni

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Good job!
Posted Sep 25, 2005 8:27 pm

smudgeTrip Report Comment

smudge

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well done Andy!! I love it.
Posted Sep 25, 2005 11:36 pm

AndyTrip Report Comment

Andy

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1000Pks - Like Alan said, I have the .mov file hosted on my own server space and I just link to it in the code of the trip report. Movie files are exponentially bigger than photos so I doubt summitpost will ever support them like it does photos.



attm - I shot about 500 megabytes of video footage throughout the day (I have one 256 mb card and two 128 mb cards). This came to about 23 minutes of useable footage. I found that shooting video takes a lot more battery juice than shooting still photos and I ran out of battery before I ran out of storage space.
Posted Sep 26, 2005 9:45 am

eazyelionOutstanding

eazyelion

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Really gets me excited about giving Solo Flight a try. Seems like you knew exactly where you were goin on the route. Was the way pretty evident? The climbing and views look spectacular. Thanks for putting together such a great video.
Posted Feb 17, 2006 1:37 am

AndyRe: Outstanding

Andy

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Thanks. We new exactly where we were going until we hit that final ridge. We did a little exploring and tried a couple of things before we found a line that would descend down to the big ledge. After you get down to the ledge then it's a pretty straightforward scramble to the summit. Scott took a really nice photo of the route here. That area is really pretty and the climb is really nice. Someday I want to go back and try the North Face!
Posted Feb 17, 2006 2:34 am

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