Crossing Serac Fall

Crossing Serac Fall

These broken pieces of seracs apparently came down from the west face of Colfax Peak. We crossed a field of this debris on our way to the summit of Mount Baker. Photographed at 8300 feet on the Coleman Glacier, April 15, 2007.
on Apr 17, 2007 3:00 pm
Image Type(s): Alpine Climbing
Image ID: 286073


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exposure - Nov 11, 2008 2:04 pm - Voted 10/10

i love Baker

but i sure has heck wouldn't want to be on it when serac crumbles like that...


gimpilator - Nov 12, 2008 9:43 am - Hasn't voted

Re: i love Baker

The amount of surface area these ice chunks covered was immense. It was neat to see because it made a familiar area new and interesting again.


fzte - Nov 9, 2010 10:02 am - Voted 10/10


I'd hate to have been standing there when that happened. Especially in the dark.


gimpilator - Nov 9, 2010 12:56 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Wow

No kidding. This was one of the largest debris fields I've ever seen in the mountains. Where I took this shot, I was at least a tenth of a mile downhill from where it all came off.

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