Avalanche Pass

22 01 2012

Yesterday we snowshoed into avalanche pass with hope of climbing avalanche gully. After a 5 mile shoeing and lean conditions we opted for a climb on the trap dike.

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After taking a few minutes for some hot coco we set off. Mike, John, Karen, and I set off soloing the first half of the dike. Once we got to the second waterfall I lead the way up and Karen brought up the rear on rope. We climbed roughly 400′ of the nearly 2000′ climb before rapelling back down for the journey out.
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We finished the trip back to the adak loj in record time for the five mile trip. Not long after we met up with John who took a ski trail back and headed to the pub.

I think we will have to go back soon as there is a lot of ice to climb.

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