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    Default Climbing Pictures

    Figured I would go ahead and start a climbing picture thread. These are from an attempt on White Princess (9800) in the Delta Range spring of 08. We turned around 1000 ft from the summit due to deteriorating weather and bad snow.
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    White Princess in the background
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    Techincal spot with some exposure

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    Heading back the next day with m'ladies branch of the Castner glacier and White Princess in the background. Of course the conditions were perfect that day.

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    Nice pics. Good, but tough, decision turning back I am sure. Are you planning to try again?
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    Quote Originally Posted by billhicksmostfunny View Post
    Nice pics. Good, but tough, decision turning back I am sure. Are you planning to try again?
    Unfortunately, I most likely won't be in that part of the state come the spring climbing season. I would definately like to try it again someday, maybe I could boot it up the glacier in the summer. Climbing is usually a late winter/spring thing for me, after that I kick into fishing mode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodman6437 View Post
    We turned around 1000 ft from the summit due to deteriorating weather and bad snow.
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    Just kidding man!!

    Thanks for posting the pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodman6437 View Post
    Unfortunately, I most likely won't be in that part of the state come the spring climbing season. I would definately like to try it again someday, maybe I could boot it up the glacier in the summer. Climbing is usually a late winter/spring thing for me, after that I kick into fishing mode.
    I have definitely enjoyed your pictures! Those are some great pix of the Castner Glacier and that whole section there on White Princess. I am part jealous you've done it. I have been wanting to do White Princess since moving up here. You pictures inspire me. Maybe I'll consider doing it again this spring! Thanks for sharing!
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    all the pics are in skiing~

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    Default Panorama Peak (Outside of Denali NP) day climb

    Me and my friend Cody set out from Anchorage the afternoon of the 8th as our mutual friend Bill departed Fairbanks. We met in a parking lot at the base of Panorama Peak, a 5800 foot mountain on the east side of the parks north of Cantwell. We spent a chilly night camping in -10 to -15 degree temperatures but managed to stay fairly warm with the exception of Bill who forgot his sleeping pad. Got up the next morning to a clear cold day and began breaking down camp and took advantage of having heated vehicles nearby. Set out climbing a prominent coular around 10 am. Snow was mostly hard packed and great for crampons.

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    Lower section of the coular
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    We made great time up the coular. There was definately more snow than the previous times any of us had done this climb, meaning we never had to take our crampons off to scramble across scree fields.

    Looking up the coular

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    Bill checking out the view from a rock formation
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    We made it to the top of the coular and began to climb the ridge towards the summit while working around all the gnarly gendarmes. There are some potentially hairy spots but we were able to work around them without having to get the rope out.

    Looking down
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    Summit Ridge
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    We summited a little after 1 pm. We had climbed 3400 vertical feet in about 3 and a half hours, making this the fastest climb we had ever done on Panorama. There is a rime covered bump that is a few feet higher than the summit we were on, but would have required protection and technical climbing to get on top of.

    Interesting wind formation
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    Me and Bill on the summit
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    After screwing around on the summit for a while, we made quick time back to the trucks by glissading a good portion of the way back down. We hit the vehicles by 3pm. On another note, take it easy when glissading downa slope like this. At one point Bill got so out of control that he began to tumble and barely stopped himself.

    Cody going over to the true summit to see if it is climbable.
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    Bill glissading down the mountain
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    A few more pics

    The mountain (coular we travelled in the center)
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    Me cramponing up
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    Default Panorama Peak

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    One more summit pic
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    Those Panorama Peak Pics and trip summary are awesome, thanks for posting.

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    It's been a while since anyone has posted here... I'm new to the forums and thought you all might like to see some climbing pictures that don't have snow in them? I'm the uglier guy standing up.










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    ok ill shoot at this one heres some pics from last spring. My self and a few NWTC cadre were training for denali pics of rainbow ridge fun climb if you havnt climbed if before...P3280388.jpgP3280406.jpg

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    P3280408.jpgP3290432.jpgheres a couple more we droped in 2 fixed ropes the one in the pic you you would need balls to climb with out pro IMHO

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