North Face of Mt Borah

North Face of Mt Borah

The North Face of Mt Borah - January, 1977 (Photo by Frank Florence)
on Jul 28, 2007 10:29 pm
Image ID: 317335


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Super Dave

Super Dave - Jul 30, 2007 6:32 pm - Voted 10/10

Excellent Shot

Thanks very much for sharing. I'm assuming that this was taken during the first winter ascent of that route?


reboyles - Sep 9, 2007 11:32 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Excellent Shot

Yes, and that was the only photo we took on that very cold day on Jan 8. Frank shot the photo with one hand while tied off to an ice screw and the camera was tilted a bit making the photo look steeper than it actually was. However, in 1976 the face and gully held a lot more ice than it does now and the angle has decreased as a result. By 1990 half of the ice cover on the North Face was gone.

atroutner - Sep 8, 2007 12:46 am - Hasn't voted


I remembered it as steep but that is really steep. Was this taken by Frank?


reboyles - Sep 9, 2007 11:35 am - Hasn't voted

Re: steep

Frank was on his front points and tilted the camera so it appears to be steeper than it really is.


PanamaRed - Aug 24, 2013 11:56 am - Voted 10/10

Looks heinous!

That is badass you were part of the first winter ascent!


junoiceclimber - Feb 14, 2015 12:04 am - Voted 10/10


Thought I my partner and I were gonna tag it but he chickened out at the crux move. Was so disappointed that I was so close without a summit.

Good on'ya! Thanks for posting.


Dane1 - Nov 24, 2021 4:14 pm - Hasn't voted


Great effort from back in the day and a wonderful photo!.

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