Album: Zion: Icebox Canyon
- Outdoor Adventures
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- 1/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
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Tina tries to make her way around our first snow obstacle
Nice chasm of death below our first rappel. Down inside is swimming depth water with no escape due to the snow. Definitely not a good place to fall in especially considering we didn't have cold-water protection.
Thankfully we were able to rap diagonally over to the next snow block ... but another difficult problem was ahead.
Looking back over the chasm that we were able to rap over
Tina raps down to the snow bridge. Although this looks tame the snow was rather thin in places and had as much as a 40 foot drop underneath into ice cold water.
Beyond this point things got wet and I had to put my camera away. Further down was a long swim which could have been life threatening but after much debate we were able to do some high and scary stemming to avoid a complete swim. We got lucky.
Another swim we were able to avoid. The water is warmer down here.
Time off 1 hr. Local time was 12:23am. Due to significant challenges in the canyon and a long hike back in the dark our total time was 13 hrs 14 mins.