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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Absarokas: Mt.Cowen NE Ridge

Anna, Manfred, Lucas and I spent the weekend climbing Mt.Cowen's famous NE ridge. It is a super fun easy climb with terrific exposure (if you want) and tons of climbing. We had a rope of 3 with me leading to simul-climb the whole thing. We were able to do it in 4 pitches. I think the guide book says 9 pitches? 
Looking up at the Centennial route from Elbow lake.


Manfred and I are professional campers!

And all of a sudden we're on the summit! 

Hmm, any Grey Poupon?
Or bottle rockets!?

Super proud of her for overcoming the fear. When you get on the E side of the mountain, you're in no mans land looking up at the climb that looks so far away and extremely committing. Especially since you cant see the weather! So kudos for the Illinoyance for staying tough!
We somehow simply walked off. By the time we got back to camp, Manfred was wrapped around a tree and we were all acting a little dehydrated, i.e. wasted! 

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Absarokas: Emigrant Peak

Anna, Manfred, and I bagged Emigrant one lovely summer day.

Anna on final summit ridge; we kept Manfred back a little - too rocky for the lil guy.

Hey wise guy! This rain jacket is NOT padding me from the rocks!
This is me telling you IM HUNGRY! 
Seriously, this is my serious face!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Absarokas: Mt.Black

A solo trip for me for my 4th? try for Mt.Black summit. Got it this time! I dont think I took any summit photos because this summit in particular is really wondrous, awe inspiring, and too worthy for a 2D photo.

Cant wait to climb and ski the Twins!

Some bizarre, extremely thin ice.

Aren't they purdy!