Belford from my camp on the...

Belford from my camp on the standard route. 5-3-2004.

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petersbike

petersbike - May 4, 2004 8:14 pm - Voted 10/10

Nice pics/ question

How were the conditions? What did you use? I am planning to do Oxford,Belford,and Missouri this week. Thanks Walt.

Colonelpyat

Colonelpyat - May 4, 2004 9:06 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice pics/ question

It was 90% snow travel from 10,000 feet to the top of Belford, with about 500 feet (10,800-11,300) of some nasty, deep snow. I sank up to the waist even with my snowshoes on more than a few times. The ridge up Belford was good. I did it with boots and trekking poles. Going over to Oxford looked like it would be easy. Be real careful if you do Missouri from this side. The east side of the ridge that runs north from Missouri is loaded with snow. I counted twelve recent loose slides (one crossing the standard route) and two slab avalanches on my way up this morning and then witnessed a loose slide drop about 800 feet to the valley floor as I was breaking camp at 11:30 AM.

Aaron Johnson

Aaron Johnson - May 4, 2004 10:46 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice pics/ question

You've been out wandering around I see! Great pics!

Grant

Grant - May 4, 2004 11:06 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Nice pics/ question

petersbike, I would consider that Colonelpyat has broken trail for you, and will make it easier for you, if you are coming out here tomorrow. The weather outlook looks good at least until Sat.

Kane

Kane - May 11, 2004 11:06 pm - Voted 10/10

Really nice shot.

This is one of the better shots of Belford I have viewed; nice lighting as well.

kilimanjaro1

kilimanjaro1 - Aug 18, 2004 11:43 am - Voted 10/10

Signature Photo

Nice Pic! I have made it the signature photo for Belford.

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