Album: Carillon (6x) & Russell (8x)
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- 1/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
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Easy friction on the way up the Carillon drainage
I started walking across the ice for fun ... tried to get Tina to join me ... then it cracked and I almost went for a swim
Ascending to Cleaver Col with crampons & ice axe
I climbed straight up to the col last time. Wasn't going to make that mistake this time.
I kinda like this shot -- shows the grand scale of things
Gamblers Special. Unknown to us Tomcat_rc & Snow nymph followed 2 hours behind us to climb this peak.
On the way to Cleaver Col with Gamblers Special in the background
Strange ... I didn't seem to have so much trouble with postholing here. How much do you weigh?
Traversing away from the col and up the east side of Carillon's NE ridge
Gendarmes on Carillon's NE ridge with the Cleaver in the background
Mount Russell ... always impressive from Carillon
Mount Russell -- sweet exposure (wouldn't mind a bit more though)
Tina tops out at the summit on Mount Carillon. Tulainyo Lake is in the background.
North Face of Mount Whitney as seen from Mount Carillon
Maybe if I use all 4 limbs I can avoid postholing
Classic shot. Everyone always takes a photo of this unique gendarme.
Russell is an impressive peak with fabulous buttresses
On the ridge approaching the east summit of Mount Russell
Just jump! Really! Ignore the exposure. It's only a few feet to the next rock.
Looking west to Mount Russell's west (true) summit
Mount Whitney (as seen from Russell's east summit)
Tina on the way from the east summit to the west summit
Looking back at Mount Russell's east summit (from the west summit)
On Russell's west summit with Justus, Shawn, and Tina
Don't worry about your feet -- just make sure you get a good grip with your hands!
Tina descends Mount Russell's east ridge -- nice starburst shot
Now for a quick sandy descent down to Clyde Meadow
Falls below Frog Pond / Girl Scout Lake still frozen
Tree toward the lower part of the North Fork I use as a time marker. 8:20pm.
Back at the Portal. 8:35pm (9 min from the Main Trail / North Fork junction). Tina followed shortly later.