Final approach to the northwest ridge, Mount Guyot

The final approach to the northwest ridge of Mount Guyot.
15 Mar 2009

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yatsek

yatsek - Mar 17, 2009 12:59 pm - Voted 10/10

Warming

Makes me warm to snow:) Even though most of the trees seem to be going in the opposite direction:)
Cheers
Jacek

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Mar 17, 2009 1:06 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Warming

yatsek,

Well, trust me you'd be warm enough after this ascent! It was a lung-burner and a leg-burner. We were all relieved to finally gain that first ridge.

Sarah

yatsek

yatsek - Mar 17, 2009 1:21 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Warming

Haven't forgotten that great feeling yet (first experienced at about 10 years of age:))) Such memories stick in our mind for years, fortunately.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Mar 17, 2009 2:55 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Warming

yatsek,

Yeah, you Polish climbers are famous for your ability to suffer in extremely cold alpine conditions. You could probably do this hike I wrote the trip report on in shorts and a t-shirt. ;)

...then, in traditional Polish climber fashion, stop to have a cigarette in the thin air on the summit. ;)

Cheers,

Sarah

yatsek

yatsek - Mar 17, 2009 3:08 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Warming

Sarah,
But I'm just a scrambler hardly ever roping up. And I hate smoke unless of a little fire at a campsite. But my (female) instructor on my climbing course did smoke - each time I reached the summit at last she was smoking; it was a long time ago though, and the reason might've been my being so slow:)

lcarreau

lcarreau - Mar 17, 2009 10:35 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Warming

Doesn't elevation have something to do
with a person's lungs burning up & their legs
going out, or is it just OLD AGE ???

The most smoke I ever got was from fighting a
forest fire back in 1986.

yatsek

yatsek - Mar 18, 2009 10:16 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Warming

To Larry,
That's rather young age actually - if you get older you're either not fast enough to get this pleasant kind of burn-up or you're already burnt-out from work, or both.

lcarreau

lcarreau - Mar 18, 2009 12:25 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Warming

I lose my breath and get very exhausted and
worn down just by looking at this photograph!

I DO admit that I'm suffering from occupational
burn-out, but my objective is to keep the
"home-fires" BURNING! : )))))

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