My First Winter Ascent

This is me on the summit of The Box (11,305 ft.) Old Hyndman, Hyndman and Goat Peaks are in the background. Photo by Rob Ronald on Nov. 21, 2009.

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imontop

imontop - Nov 22, 2009 11:46 pm - Voted 10/10

First winter ascent ever?

Congrats! I'm thinking I would like to get into that crampon thing. It looks like a blast, but challenging. Great picture too!

mtybumpo

mtybumpo - Nov 23, 2009 12:20 am - Hasn't voted

Re: First winter ascent ever?

It was really tough but worth it. Yes it was my first real winter ascent. I've climbed other things with snowshoes but they were easy class 1 peaks at fairly low elevation. I just got tired of having to end my season during the winter and decided to learn how to do this.

imontop

imontop - Nov 23, 2009 9:49 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: First winter ascent ever?

Good point man! I guess I need to follow your example.

Marcsoltan

Marcsoltan - Nov 23, 2009 3:39 pm - Voted 10/10

Great photo,

make sure to take care of those valuable fingers in the winter months. Nothing like playing the piano, not even mountaineering.
Happy climbing,
Marc

mtybumpo

mtybumpo - Nov 23, 2009 3:44 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great photo,

Thanks! Fingers are pretty important in piano playing!

TyeDyeTwins

TyeDyeTwins - Dec 20, 2009 1:30 am - Voted 10/10

What a........

What a beautiful summit....it reminds me of the Wasatch........thanks for sharing such a beautiful moment with all of us on SP

mtybumpo

mtybumpo - Dec 20, 2009 4:51 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: What a........

No problem! It was a great trip.

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