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[TR] Black Peak 5/6-5/7

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Headed to the North Cascades on Saturday morning to climb Black Peak.

 

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Colonial and Pyramid in all their glory!

 

Skinning conditions on Saturday were pretty darn good. Views were spectacular and there is a ton of snow up there but I bet it’s melting fast now!

 

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Another profound statement by Ben: “See all the white stuff, guys… that’s all snow!

 

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We get our first view of Black Peak

 

Side note- the famous traverse under the ridge was in reasonable shape, but a layer of power over hard pack snow made it difficult as we all struggled to move as fast as we could under some ominous cornices overhead.

 

I brought a bottle of wine; Greg bought a flask of scotch. 30 mins later… 8)

 

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Gangsta party on top at Wing Lake

 

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Campsite

 

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Morning conditions weren’t ideal, but nothing to complain about. Black Peak looked ripe for the pickin

 

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Lindsey enjoys the raging wind at the col. Mount Goode in the background. Conditions were fine, but the weather started to move in.

 

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Ben (Glenn) and Lindsey styling high on the South Ridge/Face

 

The descent was uneventful, but snow conditions got really crappy by noon. Fabulous dinner and beers in Marblemount!

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Looks awesome and fun! Where do you get a great dinner in Marblemount?

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