Backing Down

Backing Down

Sergio backing down the Surprise Couloir after our climb of the Winter Direct route. Slope is about 40 degrees here.
Martin Cash
on Apr 30, 2007 1:05 pm
Image Type(s): Alpine Climbing
Image ID: 289441


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Dow Williams

Dow Williams - Apr 30, 2007 1:15 pm - Voted 10/10

I have done...

my share of these Martin, fine line between wanting to glissade and downclimbing depending on conditions....cheers...

Martin Cash

Martin Cash - Apr 30, 2007 2:28 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: I have done...

Exactly. Yeah, the snow there was pretty crispy. Thanks for the vote.

Martin Cash

Martin Cash - May 1, 2007 5:46 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: nice addition

Thanks man. Yeah, it defintely takes a lot longer than glissading or plungestepping, but there was an icy crust about 4" down. Definately well beyond our comfort level to glissade that.


Ragu - Jan 4, 2009 1:34 pm - Voted 10/10

Nice shot

And nice perspective. Always better to be safe, and live to play another day!

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