Approaching Capitol

5/28/05: Upon the approach of Capitol Peak on a fine spring day. Just ahead lies the crux of our approach: a large headwall of snow. Despite several signs of recent avalanche activity in the area, this snow was solid and good for kick-stepping.

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Brad Snider

Brad Snider - May 30, 2005 1:04 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Did you summit?

Nope--We made it to about 13,000 feet. We turned around at 8:30 AM because the sun-baked snow was already so soft we were sinking deeply, and we still had a lot of steep, somewhat avalanche-prone snow to contend with before K2. One huge cornice partially broke loose, above bc44caesar and photo61guy, and fortunately missed them. We had some fun (and painful) glissades on the way out, and as we got back to our cars, storms were moving in, so it was pretty good timing in getting away. Awesome place though!

Brad Snider

Brad Snider - May 30, 2005 6:07 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Did you summit?

Thanks. It was a lot of fun and some awesome scenery. There were six of us: photo61guy, km_donovan, Scott Patterson, PellucidWombat, bc44caesar, and myself. I will definitely be going back some time, hopefully this summer.

PellucidWombat

PellucidWombat - May 31, 2005 10:13 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Did you summit?

Stay tuned for the trip report!

MrWasatch

MrWasatch - May 31, 2005 11:25 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Did you summit?

This is a great photo, really makes you feel like you are there...great job guys!

photo61guy - Jun 2, 2005 12:33 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Did you summit?

Anyone writing a trip report can use some of my pics...that is once I get the slide film back.

Joel

photo61guy - May 30, 2005 8:40 pm - Voted 10/10

Great Shot

Really like this one Brad. Hope the arm heals quickly.

:^)

Joel

Brad Snider

Brad Snider - May 31, 2005 12:01 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great Shot

Thanks Joel. Looking forward to seeing some of your photos... once they're developed and all. :-) I'm sure you got some good ones on this trip.

bc44caesar

bc44caesar - May 31, 2005 12:21 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Great Shot

I agree with Joel, I like it...looks like trouble ahead!!!

km_donovan

km_donovan - May 31, 2005 9:05 am - Voted 10/10

A Time Was Had By All...

and it was fun. The Nepalese Restaurant was good too. I definitely want to go back, Capitol has got to be the most majestic mountain I have seen.

Brad Snider

Brad Snider - May 31, 2005 1:35 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: A Time Was Had By All...

Agreed!

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