May 15, 2004 from Mayflower...

May 15, 2004 from Mayflower Gulch. Atlantic's long west ridge in the foreground and Pacific's distinguished pyrimid in the background.


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Aaron Johnson

Aaron Johnson - May 26, 2004 12:38 am - Voted 10/10

Not Many Bail Options

I note in the Pacific to Atlantic Route that bail options are nill from this ridge. This photo is a great illustration of that. Most couloir options look gnarly at best, although they'd be slightly more manageable with snow if it's soft and late in the season. In dry conditions, they are steep, loose rock nightmares. With hard snow, these things could be deadly. You're better off to stay on the ridge rather than bail, which in a storm could be a real tingly affair!

Thanks for this great photo!

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