Album: Mount McAdie, Mount Mallory, & Mount Irvine
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- 1/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
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SE side of Meysan Lake. This is where I camped (probably better than the ledges on the other side).
One of the chutes up to the Mallory/LeConte plateau.
This is the base of the chute up to the Mallory/Irvine saddle. This chute was clear of snow.
Entering the narrow part of the chute up to the Mallory/Irvine saddle.
Mount McAdie (as seen from the Mallory/Irvine saddle)
Looking down at Arc Pass on the way up Mount McAdie
The summit of Mount McAdie (as seen from just below one of the southern lower summits)
Looking down at the notch between the McAdie's north and middle peaks
This is the exposed class 3 section that you must downclimb to the notch.
Looking down the East side of the notch to Arc Pass
Continuing up to the true summit. At this point it's easier than it looks. Just follow the ducks.
Following ducks around to the West side of McAdie's summit.
Summit of Mount McAdie (Mount Whitney in the rear)
Mount Whitney (center rear) as seen from Mount McAdie
Arc Pass (lower middle), Mount Irvine (left), and Mount Mallory (right). Mount LeConte can also been seen to the far right.
Mount Russell (center) as seen from Mount McAdie
Summit of Mount McAdie (foreground) with the other two lower summits in the rear
Looking West from the summit of Mount McAdie. I believe Crabtree Pass is just visible to the lower left.
This is the unnamed lake just to the West of Mount McAdie. Crabtree pass is visible in the lower left. One of the Crabtree Lakes is visible in the center rear.
Looking down from Mount McAdie toward Sky-Blue Lake (left) and other lakes.
Looking down toward the Portal from Mount McAdie
Looking down at McAdie's middle peak as seen from the North summit.
More endless loose rock on the way to the Mallory/LeConte plateau
Mount Mallory (left) as seen from below the summit of Mount Irvine
Another shot of the switchbacks (and Mount Muir in the upper right)
Melt water is present at the 13,000 foot level between Mallory & Irvine
Closer view of the lower portion of the switchbacks. Portions of the old trail are visible as faint lines. These are more obvious if you view the full size version of the photo.
Marked up view of the prior photo showing portions of the older Whitney trail (to the left of the modern switchbacks) and one or two trails to the glissade route (to the right of the switchbacks).
This photo (taken below McAdie's Northern true summit) shows the route I followed over and down from McAdie's middle peak (class 3). There's some exposure here but there are plenty of good holds.