Ascending the Pearly Gates

April 2006

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Boriss Andean

Boriss Andean - Sep 17, 2008 10:02 pm - Voted 10/10

nice...

shot!!!

BCJ

BCJ - Sep 20, 2008 2:47 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: nice...

Thanks!

Griffiths

Griffiths - Sep 20, 2008 3:20 am - Voted 10/10

great photo

I initially thought "shame about the sky" but the cloud is so similar in colour to the ice it really adds to the drama, as if you're engulfed in ice!

BCJ

BCJ - Sep 20, 2008 2:47 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: great photo

Thanks much! The lighting was a little weird since the sun had just risen about 30 minutes earlier, but it made for an interesting result.

merrill

merrill - Sep 21, 2008 5:39 pm - Voted 10/10

Wow!

It looks like it might be a bit windy there sometimes the way the snow is plastered to the sides.
Happy trails.
Merrill

BCJ

BCJ - Sep 22, 2008 12:06 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Wow!

Thanks! It can get pretty windy there, but it's usually a lot worse above the Gates. Unfortunately, the Hogsback shifted over in 2007 and the Pearly Gates are now a much more technical climb and often require a second tool and ice screws.

JoelSkok

JoelSkok - Jan 1, 2011 3:20 pm - Voted 10/10

Tripper!

Clad in blue ice, very reminiscent of "gates" in fact

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