Album: Whitney Abort - Thor Peak (4x)


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Outdoor Adventures
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Album Date
4/23/2006 12:00:00 AM
Date Added
1/1/2013 12:00:00 AM

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4/23/2006 4:26:50 AM
4:26am. Light snow at the Whitney Portal. 
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4/23/2006 4:43:37 AM
North Fork Lone Pine Creek crossing 
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4/23/2006 5:50:48 AM
5:50am. Lower Boy Scout Lake. 
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4/23/2006 6:11:07 AM
On the way up to UBSL 
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4/23/2006 6:30:21 AM
6:30am. Trees just before UBSL. 
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4/23/2006 6:36:47 AM
Just above UBSL 
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4/23/2006 6:36:55 AM
Conditions further deteriorating. Strong wind, snow accumulating, high wind chill, low visibility.  
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4/23/2006 6:56:35 AM
 
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4/23/2006 7:05:06 AM
 
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4/23/2006 7:09:56 AM
 
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4/23/2006 7:10:01 AM
I hunkered down behind a rock at UBSL for nearly an hour in an attempt to get out of the biting wind and blowing snow. During this time I watched the snow continue to accumulate quickly. I had to resort to jogging in place to maintain body temperature. 
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4/23/2006 7:35:29 AM
With no sign the blizzard conditions were passing I reluctantly aborted a summit attempt. 
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4/23/2006 7:35:36 AM
 
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4/23/2006 7:35:38 AM
 
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4/23/2006 7:37:24 AM
 
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4/23/2006 7:48:10 AM
A group of 8 camped at LBSL 
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4/23/2006 7:52:45 AM
 
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4/23/2006 7:52:51 AM
 
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4/23/2006 7:59:25 AM
 
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4/23/2006 7:59:46 AM
 
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4/23/2006 7:59:49 AM
 
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4/23/2006 8:01:40 AM
 
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4/23/2006 8:05:26 AM
 
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4/23/2006 8:06:36 AM
 
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4/23/2006 8:07:00 AM
 
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4/23/2006 8:08:44 AM
 
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4/23/2006 8:09:01 AM
 
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4/23/2006 8:11:23 AM
Ebersbacher Ledges 
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4/23/2006 8:11:40 AM
 
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4/23/2006 8:15:51 AM
 
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4/23/2006 8:15:55 AM
 
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4/23/2006 8:16:13 AM
 
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4/23/2006 8:16:22 AM
 
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4/23/2006 8:17:43 AM
Blue sky? Oh don't tease me! I fretted for over 30 minutes over whether to reverse course and head back up. 
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4/23/2006 8:17:50 AM
 
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4/23/2006 8:17:55 AM
 
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4/23/2006 8:20:42 AM
 
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4/23/2006 8:26:27 AM
 
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4/23/2006 8:28:33 AM
 
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4/23/2006 8:35:25 AM
In the blizzard the top of my water bottle froze over. 
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4/23/2006 8:50:35 AM
 
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4/23/2006 9:01:01 AM
 
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4/23/2006 9:02:41 AM
 
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4/23/2006 9:14:54 AM
 
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4/23/2006 9:20:37 AM
 
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4/23/2006 9:20:42 AM
 
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4/23/2006 9:29:32 AM
Bob Rockwell's group 
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4/23/2006 9:37:05 AM
Creek crossing in the North Fork gully 
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4/23/2006 9:38:40 AM
 
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4/23/2006 9:48:26 AM
 
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4/23/2006 10:18:45 AM
 
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4/23/2006 10:19:03 AM
 
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4/23/2006 10:20:29 AM
Dan befriended a grouse who stayed with us for quite some distance up the North Fork 
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4/23/2006 10:21:00 AM
Dan and a curious grouse 
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4/23/2006 10:21:06 AM
 
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4/23/2006 10:23:13 AM
Curious grouse 
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4/23/2006 10:23:54 AM
 
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4/23/2006 10:30:49 AM
 
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4/23/2006 10:34:28 AM
 
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4/23/2006 10:34:32 AM
 
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4/23/2006 10:35:41 AM
We met Kurt Wedberg and his group as they headed down from an aborted summit attempt due to weather and avalanche risk. 
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4/23/2006 10:40:03 AM
Dan brought Pizza! 
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4/23/2006 10:41:26 AM
Filling water bottles at the LBSL outlet 
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4/23/2006 11:22:54 AM
 
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4/23/2006 11:23:02 AM
 
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4/23/2006 11:26:30 AM
 
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4/23/2006 11:27:52 AM
 
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4/23/2006 11:27:57 AM
 
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4/23/2006 11:28:03 AM
 
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4/23/2006 11:34:27 AM
Bob R 
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4/23/2006 11:52:38 AM
Climbing the slope above LBSL 
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4/23/2006 11:52:41 AM
 
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4/23/2006 12:18:54 PM
 
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4/23/2006 12:18:57 PM
 
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4/23/2006 12:19:19 PM
 
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4/23/2006 12:19:29 PM
Tom and Rachael 
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4/23/2006 12:23:54 PM
 
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4/23/2006 12:24:06 PM
 
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4/23/2006 12:24:09 PM
 
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4/23/2006 12:24:16 PM
 
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4/23/2006 12:35:48 PM
Mount Whitney 
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4/23/2006 12:35:53 PM
 
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4/23/2006 12:35:58 PM
Bob R 
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4/23/2006 12:45:43 PM
 
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4/23/2006 1:00:43 PM
 
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4/23/2006 1:09:16 PM
Weather kept changing from clear sky to near white-out conditions with falling snow 
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4/23/2006 1:19:59 PM
Tom Sakai 
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4/23/2006 1:26:26 PM
 
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4/23/2006 1:55:19 PM
Summit of Thor Peak 
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4/23/2006 1:57:09 PM
 
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4/23/2006 2:03:06 PM
 
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4/23/2006 2:20:42 PM
 
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4/23/2006 2:31:46 PM
 
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4/23/2006 2:37:09 PM
 
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4/23/2006 2:44:40 PM
 
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Regroup at the lower end of the upper Thor plateau 
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4/23/2006 2:46:25 PM
 
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4/23/2006 3:47:12 PM
 
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4/23/2006 3:47:16 PM
Tom 
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4/23/2006 3:47:24 PM
Rachael 
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4/23/2006 3:47:30 PM
 
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4/23/2006 3:48:14 PM
Bob R 
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Ben watches as the remaining group glissades down to LBSL 
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4/23/2006 3:49:12 PM
 
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4/23/2006 4:32:16 PM
 
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4/23/2006 4:47:26 PM
Dan and Tom at the North Fork creek crossing 
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4/23/2006 5:15:58 PM
 
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4/23/2006 7:06:36 PM
 
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4/23/2006 7:06:45 PM
 
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Video clip of the grouse that lead us up the North Fork (Warning: 34 Mb file)