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Three Fingers at dawn from our miserable snow cave in a wind-funnel notch near the summit of Whitehorse. Western Washington is known for mild winters, but in January '82 we had 2 or 3 weeks of hard freeze. Here, it's about -10F. and two of our party already have shallow frostbite. Read all the gory details in the Trip
Lat/Long given for this picture is for the photographer's location, not Three Fingers.

Mount Rainier is 94 miles south.


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Don NelsenG-zus

Don Nelsen

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you guys are animals! Great trip report. This baby is very underrated as both you and I know. Any time you want to do it again, I'm on!

Posted Jan 27, 2005 12:21 am

Eric SandboRe: G-zus

Eric Sandbo

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My sorry knees wouldn't get me to the glacier now. It's a hell of a trip to have done, though. Memorable, too. In fact, the only notes I used to write the report were the dates on my slide frames. Some things just kinda stand out. Like the things you almost die from. (Hope I'm not reducing your chance to find a partner.)
Posted Jan 27, 2005 2:30 am

Bob BoltonRe: G-zus

Bob Bolton

Voted 10/10

Hey Don, I'll do it with you if we can figure out a good time. Maybe sometime this spring? I'm sure I could get Duane to join us too. I'd need a weekend day, however, not a weekday. -Bob
Posted Feb 4, 2005 12:42 am

Don NelsenYou are on, Bob!

Don Nelsen

Voted 10/10

Sure, let's put it together. I'd love to get back up there with someone who knows what he's doing!

Posted Feb 7, 2005 11:00 pm

Bluecube22nice pic


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im planing an acent on sunday nov 2 o8 and im excited looks like a cool mt nice view
Posted Oct 29, 2008 12:02 am

Eric SandboRe: nice pic

Eric Sandbo

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Ascent of Three Fingers, or Whitehorse? Either way, have fun & take care. We had two rescues on Three Fingers last month. One party of three wasn't prepared for the wind & wet, and got too hypothermic to hike down. Two weeks later somebody slipped on the glacier & messed up his knee & ankle. It took a major overnight effort by dozens of rescuers to get him down to Goat Flats. Luckily, the weather cleared enough for a chopper about then. A carryout down that trail would have been Godawful. Start early & be careful.
Posted Oct 29, 2008 1:07 am

CyrillThree Fingers


Voted 10/10

a wonderful mood
Posted Nov 9, 2008 5:40 am

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Eric SandboSubmitted by Eric Sandbo
on Jan 22, 2005 4:55 am

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Lat/Lon: 48.21203°N / 121.68079°W
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