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About G_Man

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    Portland, OR
  1. north ridge of adams

    Did the Mazama Route last weekend / September 22-23 After a super late start Friday night- Saturday morning, my two partners and I reached the sunrise camp below the Mazama Glacier about 3:45 on Saturday afternoon. We set off shortly there after to set wands through the first crevasse field so we could easily find our way when we sent off before sunrise. We used these 2.5' wire marking flags - the type that might be used to mark an underground sprinkler or some shit...they're alot easier to get in the ice and stayed put. After setting wands we sat at camp and cheered on the constant rock and icefall. At one point, a large chunk from the first icefall (above the lower mazama glacier) broke and slid about 100 yards only to be swallowed up by a giant crevasse just below. We set off around 5:30, heading up the lower right side of the mazama then diagonally up to the left of the icefall, surmounting the icefall requires a bit of zig-zaging. From here it was essentially a clear shot across the glacier to the head wall to the false summit, with a few leaps of faith thrown in the mix for good measure. Everything is opened up and fairly easy to navigate. We reached the false summit around 10 o’clock and took a nice break in some rocks here. Being that the South Trail was closed due to fire, we had only seen one other group of climbers who had made it to the false summit the night before. From the summit, it was a wonderful slog back down the mazama glacier to camp, glisading through the suncups like bump skiing. All and all it took us about 6-7 hours round trip from the sunrise camp. Get a good head start on the sun though...it was super schloppy on the way down. Safe travels. G.Man [This message has been edited by G_Man (edited 09-27-2001).] [This message has been edited by G_Man (edited 09-27-2001).]
  2. Water purifiers

    MSR Miniwerks is the bomb. Four years and still going strong with its original filter too! This past weekend we spent two hours filtering through a sweetwater, then proceeded to beat it with a large rock.
  3. Mt. Adams Mazama Glacier

    September 22-23 After a late start Friday night, my two partners and I reached the sunrise camp below the Mazama Glacier about 3:45 on Saturday afternoon. We set off shortly there after to set wands through the first crevasse field so we could easily find our way when we sent off before sunrise. After setting wands we sat at camp and cheered on the constant rock and icefall. At one point, a large chunk from the first icefall (above the lower mazama glacier) broke and slid about 100 yards only to be swallowed up by a giant crevasse just below. We set off around 5:30 to summit. After navigating some ill looking seracs in the icefalls above the lower mazama, it was essentially a clear shot across the glacier to the head wall to the false summit, with a few leaps of faith thrown in the mix for good measure. We reached the false summit around 10 o’clock and took a nice long break in some rocks here. Being that the South Trail was closed, we had only seen one other group of climbers who had made it to the false summit the night before. I think it was the false summit when I realized how big and beautiful of mountain Mt. Adams really is. From the summit, it was a wonderful slog back down the mazama glacier to camp. All and all it took us about 7 hours round trip from the sunrise camp. Safe travels. G.Man
  4. couloir magazine

    http://www.couloirmag.com
  5. Sticker?

    Graphic Artist with some free time on his hands, i'd be happy to contribute. Shoot me an e-mail describing the info you'll want to see on the sticker as well at the format your sticker printing people will need. I'm assuming it would be an .eps e-mail: gmanze@hotmail.com [This message has been edited by G_Man (edited 09-20-2001).]
  6. Oregon Coastal Climbs

    Thanks for the info, i'm looking forward to investigating the climbing along the coast and will gladly relay any info i find. G's
  7. Oregon Coastal Climbs

    Does anyone know of any good climbing along the OR coast and or close to the coast. Name of guidebook, website, etc Thanks, G's
  8. Broken Top Routes

    The original plan was to "run" up S.Sister via Moraine Lk. Now it being labor day with the crowds and all, all we decided to push on to green lakes and figure shit out from there. So we figured we would have just as good of a time going up broken top, and less crowds as well, we made the journey. Apparently the less traveled route, we hadn't seen anyone atop broken top.
  9. Partners in PDX

    Always looking to climb around portland. usually home around 4:00 and Rocky Butte isn't far at all. g.man [This message has been edited by G_Man (edited 09-07-2001).]
  10. Broken Top Routes

    unfortunately not. the six loads with me had been in a hurry to get to food & beer. My mind was in the right place though.
  11. Broken Top Routes

    We ended up scrambling up what appears to be the southwest ridge to a second summit at 9,094 ft. spectacular views of from Mt. Adams to Mt.Shasta. Lota scree...eveyone luv's scree right. The Green lakes area was a mob scene! Thank to the Ladies from bend for the ride back to Devils Lake tralhead.
  12. Crevasse rescue on Baker...

    No doubt Dru...a screw or two could have prevented a world of hurt.
  13. Crevasse rescue on Baker...

    Didn't these people have any clue? Did they even have crampons and an axe to arrest the fall?
  14. Broken Top Routes

    Looking for suggestions for semi-technical routes up broken top. any recent info would be greatly appreciated. thanks,G
  15. South Sister Conditions

    Nice, might give it a run this tweekend, depends though. Friends are in from outa town and i'm not so shure they want to haul up S.Sister. Maybe Broken Top. Thank again for the info. g.man
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