Almost Home!

Bivied on...

Almost Home!

Bivied on Alberta. Photo by E. Holland.

15 minutes from the tent, we were this close (thumb and forefinger held up) to climbing the peak in a day. Darkness makes finding the correct ledge leading back to high camp a hazardous affair.

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Snowball

Snowball - Mar 21, 2005 12:18 pm - Hasn't voted

Nice sleeping bag!

Is that a 2 oz-er? By the way, awesome climb and photo!

brutus of wyde

brutus of wyde - Apr 2, 2005 11:57 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice sleeping bag!

Yes, that's a 2-oz mylar space bag. I don't leave camp without it. (but then, my unplanned bivies number over 70)



Cheers!



Brutus

tanya

tanya - Dec 31, 2007 2:34 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Nice sleeping bag!

70!!!!!!!!!!! You must like it. ;)

tanya

tanya - Dec 28, 2007 11:27 am - Voted 10/10

Bivy...

Ouch! That looks so miserable! Nice photo.

brutus of wyde

brutus of wyde - Dec 31, 2007 2:27 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Bivy...

Thanks! and thanks for the vote. By the time we decided to bivy it was around 1:30 am, so dawn was less than 4 hours away.

Water bottles still froze though.

Brutus

tanya

tanya - Dec 31, 2007 2:32 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Bivy...

I guess there comes a time when you just have to give in and rest... but it must not take too long before you are REALLY cold? Could you sleep or rest at all or just give up trying to make your way in the dark? I have not had to do it yet, but have come quite close!! December on Lava Falls in the Grand Canyon -- that would have been miserable!

brutus of wyde

brutus of wyde - Jan 1, 2008 1:57 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Bivy...

Went something like this: Suck on a starburst, snuggle closer to partner, nod off, shiver, find another starburst, suck on starburst, check time, snuggle closer to partner, nod off, shiver...

Decided to sit down and bivy the second time I almost stumbled over an edge while looking for the route.

Lava Falls... I'd hate to flip there with dark coming on!

Happy new year.

Brutus

tanya

tanya - Jan 1, 2008 6:51 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Bivy...

Oh! A warm partner! Now that makes all the difference in the world. ;)

Happy New Year

brutus of wyde

brutus of wyde - Jan 1, 2008 8:31 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Bivy...

Absolutely. Married her this past summer!

Brutus

Deb

Deb - Jun 16, 2009 9:20 pm - Voted 10/10

A Warm Bivy

Bruce - all thoughts on you and your warmest bivy of a lifetime. We love you and will miss you always.......

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