Storm Mountain Climber's Log

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Old School WB

Old School WB - Mar 28, 2012 4:16 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 1995

East Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed the East Ridge with Tim Bester. Great day out, mostly solid rock, short but fun crux (5.6), and fun little snow ridge to summit.

William Marler

William Marler - Jul 21, 2009 11:18 am Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2009

Great outing  Sucess!

A great day out one of the better views from the top. A long day (longer than it should have been). But a memorable one just the same.

Dow Williams

Dow Williams - Jun 3, 2005 6:31 pm

Route Climbed: Alpine Ski Date Climbed: April, 2005  Sucess!

I could have had tons of cool shots of huge avalanches but was never willing to pause. Instead, I chose to make this a marathon ski, feeling somewhat threatened the majority of the time. So the 6.5 hours I took to complete the trip will be a bit fast. On descent, I had little visibility but thanked the cooler temperatures that moved in to hold those cornices. The main obstacle to be avoided at this point was skiing into an ice/snow chunk the size of a boulder due to poor visibility. I also chose to ski through the trees on the way out which is always an event in and of it self for me. Once back to 6500' I could breathe again.

This concern could have been avoided if I had simply chosen colder conditions. The sun and wind was really working over several significant cornices on the upper left flanks of Storm Mountain this particular day. Although I almost exclusively travel solo, it is not a good idea on any of these alpine trips. Cheers!

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