Good climb. Simul climbed most of the route.
Still kind of soft from the warm weather, but I found some exposed glacial ice and styrofoam for a bit of fun.
Climbed via the Dana Couloir, perfect snow conditions and a beautiful clear sunny day
Fun times getting my lungs back.
Clear skies, no wind, just perfect!
Hiked with Jean. Thunderstorm started at 10:30am after we summited at 9:50am.
Fun hike on the 4th. Still a lot of snow up there.
Solo of Dana couloir in spring..sometime in May
Cramponed up the northwest slopes, then skied down to Dana Couloir. Great descent down the couloir, then over to the Plateau for an even better descent of Ellery Bowl. Hitchhiked back to the pass.
In September, 1978. From Tioga Lake up Glacier Canyon and then Dana Plateau via craggy highpoint and then a traverse of Dana summit back to car. Climbed again on 7/23/88 from Mono TH.
Lots of boulder hopping. Fun:)
My fist 13k peak! Easier than I thought it would be (except for the altitude headache). Still plenty of snow and crampons were a requirement until late morning. I drove from Sacramento, climbed it, and drove all the way back in a single day and vowed never to do that again ;)
Climb the Dana Couloir with my friend westhegimp. Good intro to alpine ice.
1st 13k peak way back in in 2003. Pics from that trip are here
And a loop Dana/Gibbs traverse in 2004. Pics here.
Wife and I did the walk. Discussed giardia with nice folks on top.
Sketchy weather the night before and morning of. We got off the summit before thunder set in. A warm night with soft snow up the couloir, so we short-roped it without belays. Great introduction to steeper snow climbing and standard, awesome panoramic views from the top. Icy conditions would have made the couloir climb harder/slower.
Talked for many year to climb this Mountain...my wife and I decided to give it a try. What a thrill.
High winds and a big weather front was moving in. Post-holed most of the way up, about 18 inches of snow. Very rewarding. though!! Had plans to traverse to Gibbs and camp but with the storm blowing in, I got down and then outa' town. I here the views are great but with so much cloud cover, didn't get the full affect. But because of the weather, it was interesting up there.
Beautiful hike on a beautiful day......got some good pictures. Hit the Mobil on the way out in Lee Vining.