Dr. John Roper at the summit...

Dr. John Roper at the summit of Trappers Peak 2.5 miles southeast of Mt. Triumph on December 23, 2004. I think he said this was his 3rd winter ascent of the peak and 20th overall, but first time up in 20 years (or maybe first winter ascent in 20 years). John grew up in nearby Newhalem so this peak was in his backyard. In fact, from the summit, you can see the town to the ESE over a mile below. Behind him are the Southern Pickets. He has climbed every single one of those picket points.
Directly over his head is the highest point of the Southern Pickets: Mt. Terror (8,151 ft).

Click here to find out what all those points are called.
Click here for a zoomed out version.

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Brian Jenkins

Brian Jenkins - Dec 29, 2004 7:54 pm - Hasn't voted

Is he kneeling or....

....did he forget to bring the snowshoes on this one?

Dean

Dean - Dec 29, 2004 8:33 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Is he kneeling or....

John doesn't need snowshoes, he can just about walk on water. Good to see a pic of one of the north cascade legends out doing his thing. Neat pic Paul.

Klenke

Klenke - Dec 29, 2004 9:05 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Is he kneeling or....

He's still got power. I only just barely made it up there before him. :-)



Brian: I had him kneel so he wouldn't block the backdrop. I agree it looks funny. But then any guy who'd climb with pink-handled ski poles looks funny.



Speaking of backdrop, if you want to know what everything is back here, click here. You won't regret it.

Bob Bolton

Bob Bolton - Dec 29, 2004 11:07 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Is he kneeling or....

Hey cool! Paul, was this your first outing with John? Was it just the two of you? Great shots, and gorgeous day!



Bob

Martin Cash

Martin Cash - Dec 29, 2004 11:39 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Is he kneeling or....

Cool pano Paul, you forgot to label #1 and 2.

Klenke

Klenke - Dec 30, 2004 12:18 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Is he kneeling or....

Mssrs. Beckey and McKay did not go much beyond the trail. Only John and I went to the summit.

Klenke

Klenke - Dec 30, 2004 12:19 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Is he kneeling or....

There was another pano (the zoomed out version) that I forgot to add to the caption. Thanks for reminding me.

Brian Jenkins

Brian Jenkins - Dec 30, 2004 3:37 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Is he kneeling or....

So now you have Roper kneeling when you tell him too? Damn!

Scott

Scott - Dec 29, 2004 11:05 pm - Voted 10/10

Excellent pic.

And good weather in the North Cascades-in winter? Lucky you.

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