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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.



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!




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



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)



Gangsta party on top at Wing Lake






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



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




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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