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That is awesome!! That is route I am hoping I will do in my life time. thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

 

I have always liked plastic shovel in the past because of the weight difference, but now I am having second thoughts about that knowing that a metal shovel can be used as a pot.

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Congratulations! After climbing the Cassin back in 1981, I told a British friend that it was a route I would even consider repeating - its that good! I've used a pot as a shovel numerous times over the years, but yours is the first example I've heard of substituting shovel for pot. You've actually got me reconsidering the merits of my lexan-bladed shovels... Thanks for sharing a first-rate adventure story!

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Thanks for the great pics and story. It's gonna be hard to top that one... maybe a winter ascent with one arm tied behind your back and only a pot to dig snow caves with.

Nice climb!

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I hope to give it a go this season. Hopefully things will go a little easier for us. I wonder if the range will see another dry fall, like the past 2 years????

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if the current conditions in Anchorage reflect anything that is going on up in the big range, it should be a good year. Many of the peaks above 4-5000 feet already have some pretty significant snow on them. With all of the precip we have had up here this summer the hills are saturated.

 

Not sure if it translates to the AK range, but who knows. People are already getting antsy about ice and snow...many feel it will be a great winter > meaning a probable good spring. Just a thought.

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Nice trip report. Its nice to see folks out on that route. I got the chance to do that climb back in the 80.

 

Way to go!

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Best read of a climb on this site next to the on of the two guys in the north cascades last year (they did some new wild ass route)

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You Girls did well!

Fantastic TR!!

My next expedition I shell apply the same technics to improve tent ventilation and speed up cooking process!

Glad you made it back.

For anyone that liked this tread; you should check out mine

http://www.frozenimage.net/articles/shishapangma_windblown_english.pdf

Marek

ps, Oh, I forgot, I like the "summit or fly" idea

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Props, 6 days is rugged. I have to agree that I would go back and do that route again it really is that good. Thanks for bringing back memories.

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