Mishell hikes along the...

Mishell hikes along the Froze-To-Death Plateau on our approach to base camp. To get an idea of the distance, note the tiny dots/hikers in the very center of the photo....far away.

August 30, 2003. Photo by Alan Ellis.

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Aaron Johnson

Aaron Johnson - Sep 25, 2003 4:17 pm - Hasn't voted

I'm noticing something else!

Look at the weight Mishel is carrying! Was Martin carrying anything? Congrats to you all on your successful climb.

Martin Cash

Martin Cash - Sep 25, 2003 5:08 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: I'm noticing something else!

I had the tent, stove, fuel, pots and pans, and rack. That was heavy too! Stop making fun of me.

Alan Ellis

Alan Ellis - Sep 25, 2003 9:10 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: I'm noticing something else!

If my memory is good, seems like you guys checked and her pack was heavier. Of course, it didn't help that she picked up every rock on the plateau to add to her rock collection.

Sharon

Sharon - Sep 25, 2003 10:49 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: I'm noticing something else!

I think Martin carried the beer....

Martin Cash

Martin Cash - Sep 26, 2003 12:41 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: I'm noticing something else!

Of cource your memory is good. It was a good 5 to 7 pounds heavier than mine, even though I had most of the group gear. What did she have in there anyways??? Oh, that's right. Good food! Those cucumbers and tomatoes were scrumptious.

Alan Ellis

Alan Ellis - Sep 27, 2003 7:25 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: I'm noticing something else!

I forgot about all the vegetables. They were almost as useful and heavy as the rocks and with zero calories. I hope they were good. You guys must have just sat around eating all day while we were scratching out a route on the peak.

Klenke

Klenke - Sep 25, 2003 5:16 pm - Hasn't voted

Distances can be deceiving

That's one thing that struck me about this plateau: what looks like it'll take 10 minutes to cross instead takes 40 minutes of steady travel. Plus, as I recall, there are so many dips, rocks, and talusy stream beds in the ground that you have to keep your eyes down to see where you're stepping. In this regard, the Froze-to-Death Plateau was an annoying place for me to hike. The views were outstanding but the hiking itself was less than outstanding. Yeah, I know, what a whiner I am!

rpc

rpc - Sep 25, 2003 6:06 pm - Voted 10/10

unique place

looks like a pretty unique place. Including the hikers in the distance really conveys the scale of it nicely.

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