Monthly Archives: April 2010

In the Mountains again

Again a slow internet connection leaves the photo quality a bit low along with my tiredness not making me want to type this could be a short post. Just back from the Sisters Wilderness where Mike Carney, Mandi and I pulled in a sled ressupply for the course I am working after which I stayed up there and helped with snowschool and the summit attempt. Bizzarely the summit “attempt” was successful, climbing the North Couliour of Broken top – we do occasionally use this route in the early season but it is much more normal to be turned around low on the NW ridge due to harsh conditions. After the summit I turned around with a sled full of WAG bags (yes thats right full of poo!!) and headed back to base to get ready for the Owyhee river in a couple of days in far eastern oregon.

The long walk back to camp after leaving at 4am – broken top is the peak in the back ground
Meagan (my co-instructor) summiting the final fixed line to the summit (it really wasnt that cold)
Neil (one of the students) coming through the steepest part (the cornice) on the fixed lineKevin (my other co-instructor) looking a bit cold my first night in the mountains
Mandi with the big sled crossing a snow bridge on a creek
Neil on the summit with the corniced ridge below
The bag of poo next to my sled when i hit the road – i promptly covered the bag with snow until the vehicle arrived…………

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