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Teewinot, Grand, Owen... and a bad picture of me. Yup, that's a #4 BD stopper hanging around my neck :)

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Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Oct 10, 2006 10:41 am - Voted 10/10

Not

Not that bad!

jordansahls

jordansahls - Oct 10, 2006 9:39 pm - Voted 10/10

not so.

I'm sure it could have been worse in some way. Nice shot of the mountains, they look sweet.

Anneka

Anneka - Oct 11, 2006 8:09 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: not so.

Thanks guys, you're sweet!

I love the way these mountains look during a storm. As long as I don't happen to be on top of them with my ice axe buzzing in my hand at the time.

jordansahls

jordansahls - Oct 11, 2006 8:32 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: not so.

I have never experienced anything like that in the Pac NW, but I hear that the Tetons are notorious for their thunderstorms and lightning. sounds crazy.

Anneka

Anneka - Oct 11, 2006 8:57 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: not so.

They can be pretty crazy. This year in late spring I was hauling a heavy pack up to the Lower Saddle (for the sake of getting back in shape more than anything) and planned on meeting a friend the next morning to do the Exum Ridge. I only had a lightweight bivy sack. Luckily, on the way up I made friends with two Exum Guides and their 3 clients. One of them woke me up from my cold bivy site at around 2 in the morning and said "we're about to see sparks!" and invited me into the guide's hut. We watched one of the worst lightning storms they'd seen in 6 years of guiding. We counted around 10 bolts of lightning (all grounded) per minute as it rolled in from the south; over Buck and Wister and the South Teton and the Middle and Grand. Needless to say, none of us summitted that day.

jordansahls

jordansahls - Oct 12, 2006 12:46 am - Voted 10/10

Wow!

That sounds intense. I have a friend who was climbing up there and got caught in a thunder and lightning storm. I'm not sure how high they were, but he said that they ditched their ice axes and all huddled under a rock feature. He said that they could see the lightning bolts grounding and flying past them. That’s just plain scary in my book. But the light show must have been amazing!

Yankeeriver - Sep 17, 2009 5:10 pm - Hasn't voted

If I only knew

I should have asked you to show me Teewinot instead of Chris. Maybe next time.

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