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Christi makes her way up the ridge to 17,200' camp

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Noondueler

Noondueler - Jun 8, 2011 1:30 am - Voted 10/10

Impressive shot!

Thanks for sharing.

Trawinski

Trawinski - Jun 8, 2011 11:22 am - Voted 8/10

Cool

Looks like she's running. Is this from the current group up there?

Nyle Walton

Nyle Walton - Jun 8, 2011 11:49 am - Hasn't voted

Where is this?

Is this in the Caucusus, Andes or Himalayas?

Nyle Walton

Nyle Walton - Jun 8, 2011 11:50 am - Hasn't voted

Got it

It's on Denali.

lcarreau

lcarreau - Jun 8, 2011 11:57 am - Voted 10/10

This is what mountaineering

is all about.

How was the weather ???

radson

radson - Jun 8, 2011 6:02 pm - Hasn't voted

Thanks Guys

Trawinski, we were there from May 8 - 25. lcarreau, apparently the weather this year (well in may) was characterized by low precipitation making the routes dryer than normal. We had a lot of wind days which I think is normal but above 14k, had very little snow. In saying that the summit success rate at the time we left was very low, hovering around 27% from a normal average of 52%.

jvarholak

jvarholak - Jun 8, 2011 7:38 pm - Voted 10/10

climbing strong

great shot
john

radson

radson - Jun 8, 2011 7:49 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: climbing strong

For a 50 year old woman, Christi put us all to shame with her strength and endurance.

JoelSkok

JoelSkok - Jan 12, 2017 12:58 pm - Voted 10/10

Great picture!

This route on the West Butress was called the Barnacle Route by the pioneering team back in the 30's who rather fancifully imagined they were looked at a barnacle encrusted beached whale on the slope. Leave it to a group of exhausted mountaineers to come up with colorful terminology!

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