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Ingraham Direct TR

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Kyle Flick and I climbed Ingraham Direct on 1-19, just 17 hours short of breaking the new speed record. We were pissed, but will keep training.

 

The other parties Sunday morning were turning back at Ing. flats due to the high winds and spindrift. We decided to stick it out, since Kyle needs the training for Denali, and I'm too dumb to know better. 'Ol Dan wouldn't have broken any record with that wind on Sunday. Summited around 7.30am, just as the sun was rising, and visibility was waning. However, a 1,000 feet below the summit, things were clear again, but windy still. Ingraham Direct route in excellent shape. No postholing, no problematic crevasses, no one on the route or summit. Awesome time to be climbing Rainier.

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