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Mount Buckner Conditions

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Anyone has beta about Mount Buckner right now? How is the North face holding right now? Any help pleaseeee....

 

 

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From Boston Glacier Sunday morning

Buckner8-3.jpg

 

From Sharkfin Tower yesterday

Buckner8-4.jpg

 

FWIW: An IMG guide we met on Sharkfin said the word was that NF Buckner was out.

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I bet it would still go with some tolerance for rockfall and routefinding (traversing through rockbands at the start and again halfway).....but I don't think it's nearly as enjoyable in these conditions. Or safe, for that matter.

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couloir (Ptarmigan Route) could still be good. Anybody been over for a look?

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couloir (Ptarmigan Route) could still be good. Anybody been over for a look?

 

Is the North Face Couloir the route used by the original Ptarmigan Traverse party on their ascent? If so, wow....I always assumed they went up the South face from horseshoe basin.....

 

To answer the question, I didn't go all the way to the base last month, but from where we were on the Boston Glacier, the schrund on the NF Couloir appeared to be appreciable. By now, I bet it's even more appreciable.

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