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Hiking and Climbing Adventures

Welcome to Hiking & Mountaineering Blog! Sharing my personal hiking & climbing experiences, photos, other ‘s excursions, upcoming hiking events mainly in So Cal, other blogs mainly in the news plus links to information of interest to all hikers, mountaineers & mountain lovers. Updates to Hiking & Mountaineering are expected almost daily, so please check back often.

Winter 2015 - K2 permit issues - 3 teams ready for Nanga Parbat by Raheel Adnan
Camel Canyon in the Sinai (Egypt) by Ukrainian new member at Summitpost
Mount Rainier - Gibralter Ledges - Ingraham Direct - trip report with pictures
Cerro Torre in Patagonia by Italians
New Rockies Alpine route : The Hole (in the Canmore area)
American duo of Alan Rousseau and Tino Villanueva go neck deep in the Rowaling (Nepal)
Nevado Salkantay in Peru - trip report with pictures by Sky High Andes at summitpost

http://altitudepakistan.blogspot.com/2014/12/winter-2015-k2-permit-issues-three.html



http://mountain.dahab.pro/node/102 -- khomenyuk -- Ukraine and Egypt -- Sinai climbs -- New Member  --  Camel Canyon



http://cascadeclimbers.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=1132408
Mount Rainier - Gibralter Ledges - Ingraham Direct by Alex Leone at Cascade Climbers


http://www.explorersweb.com/offsite/?source=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.montagna.tv%2Fcms%2F71287%2Ffarina-majori-e-cazzanelli-in-cima-al-cerro-torre-dalla-via-dei-ragni&lang=en


http://gripped.com/news/new-rockies-alpine-route-hole/


http://www.alpinist.com/doc/web14f/newswire-rousseau-villanueva-pachermo-rolwaling


http://www.summitpost.org/nevado-salkantay/761942 -- Sky High Andes -- Peru -- Nevado Salkantay



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Posted: December 18, 2014, 10:05 pm
Wildcat Point and Cold Mountain - North of Yosemite trip report with pictures from Leor Pantilat
Windriver Chronicles - Part 6 - Wanderings  - trip report with pictures from Summitpost
Fitzroy ascent (in Spanish as English did not work) by Kora Pesce, Damien Tomas and Pierre Labbre
Charleston Snowshoe by Ellen Colman at Mtsanjacinto.info
Skyline trail - December 13 by Coachella Meetup group - 58 photos
Leclerk binge-climbs 3000 meters in the Canadian Rockies

http://pantilat.wordpress.com/2014/12/15/wildcat-point-cold-mountain/  -- Leor Pantilat -- California -- Wildcat Point and Cold Mountain -- North of Yosemite



http://www.summitpost.org/wind-river-chronicles-part-vi-wanderings/924763 -- Bill Reed -- Colorado -- Wind River Chronicles-- Part 6 -- Wanderings



http://www.explorersweb.com/offsite/?source=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.montagna.tv%2Fcms%2F71308%2Ffitz-roy-korra-pesce-damien-tomasi-e-pierre-labbre-in-cima-al-pilastro-nord&lang=en  -- Fitz Roy -- Kora Pesce, Damian Tomas and Pierre Labbre atop



http://www.mtsanjacinto.info/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=5014 -- Ellen Coleman -- California -- Charleston snowshoe



http://www.meetup.com/Hiking-Coachella-Valley/photos/25794411/432511039/



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Posted: December 17, 2014, 10:13 pm
Posted: December 16, 2014, 4:12 pm
Pollice del Sassolungo - Langkofel Daumen by Silvia Mazzani trip report with pictures below
Coachella Valley Meetup group Cactus to Clouds after the snow on December 13 2014
Video of Cody Townsend descending Pico Tordillo in Alaska
After Everest and K2 sherpa women set sights on Kangchenjunga

http://www.summitpost.org/pollice-del-sassolungo-langkofel-daumen/924665  -- Silvia Mazzani -- Italy -- Pollice del Sassolungo - Langkofel Daumen


http://www.meetup.com/Hiking-Coachella-Valley/photos/25794613/  -- Coachella Meetup Group -- Cactus to Clouds -- San Jacinto -- December 13 -- Slideshow






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Posted: December 14, 2014, 9:58 pm
Short film - K6 7040m by Raphael Slawinski - First Ascent - Piolet d' Or 2014
Freeskier video - Cody Townsend - Is this the gnarliest line od all time?
Hunger games at Cerro San Lorenzo in Patagonia by Colin Haley - Lots of great pictures
Austria Tirol - Skitour/freeride aroundObergurgl - Konigstal in the Austrian Tirol

http://www.barrabes.com/actualidad/noticias/2-9288/cortometraje-k6-7040m-1-ascension.html  -- Short film of K6 (7040 meters) by Raphael Slawinski of Canada - First ascent - Piolet d' Or 2014



http://freeskier.com/videos/is-this-the-gnarliest-line-of-all-time  -- Video from Freeskier by Cody Townsend - Is this the gnarliest line of all time ?



http://www.colinhaley.com/hunger-games-at-cerro-san-lorenzo/    --  Cerro San Lorenzo in Patagonia by Colin Haley




http://becauseflatsucks.blogspot.co.at/2014/12/austria-tirol-skitourfreeride-around.html
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5 stunning views of Chilean Patagonia



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Posted: December 14, 2014, 5:40 pm
Patagonia - first ascent of Aguja Antipasto ( next to Cerro San Lorenzo ) by Colin Haley and Rob Smith
New moderate mixed route in the Rockies - Soft Core - by Jay Mills
Video : The Four Pillars of Lofoten by Natalie Berry
Mount Whitney Mountaineers Router trip report with pictures in Summitpost
The Epic of 2014 - I Have Fallen by Josh Lewis - report with pictures

http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42349  -- Patagonia - first ascentby Colin Haley and Rob Smith on Aguja Antipasto ( next to Cerro San Lorenzo )



http://gripped.com/news/new-moderate-mixed-route-rockies-soft-coire/  -- New moderate mixed route in the Rockies : Soft Core - by Jay Mills



http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=69365  -- Video: The Four Pillars of Lofoten (by Natalie Berry)



http://www.summitpost.org/mount-whitney/924419  -- Bridaly-Front2 -- California -- Mt Whitney Mountaineers Route



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Posted: December 11, 2014, 5:52 pm
Ex Web Special - 2015 Everest and Himalaya mountaineers tech roundtable
Video - There's something about ice - Xavier de Le Rue and Samuel Anthamatten
Half Dome's Diving Board trip report with pictures by Leor Pantilat
Shivling : The Perfect Attempt by Paulo Roxo and Daniela Texeira in the Indian Himalaya

http://www.explorersweb.com/everest_k2/news.php?url=exweb-special-2015-everest-and-himalaya-_141818324  -- Ex Web Special - 2015 Everest and Himalaya mountaineers tech roundtable
http://eliasaikaly.com/ -- Elia Saikely -- Canada



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http://www.barrabes.com/actualidad/noticias/2-9283/video-theres-something-about-ice.html  -- Video - There's Something About Ice - Xavier de Le Rue (Spain) and Samuel Anthamatten (Switzerland)



http://pantilat.wordpress.com/2014/12/09/half-domes-diving-board/  --  by Leor Pantilat



http://gripped.com/news/shivling-perfect-attempt/ -- Paulo Roxo and Daniela Texeira -- Portugal -- Shivling : The Perfect attempt -- Indian Himalaya



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Posted: December 10, 2014, 9:08 pm
New page on my thread at Summitpost's Personal Websites which updates almost daily

http://www.summitpost.org/phpBB3/personal-websites-t2819-2805.html

https://www.thebmc.co.uk/first-ascent-of-wellknown-line-on-nepalese-trekking-peak  -- First ascent of Central Spur on NW Face of Langshisa Ri in the Jugal Himal of Nepal by Ukranians



http://www.summitpost.org/all-routes-to-mont-gel-3519m/924148  -- OsvadoCardellina -- Italy -- All Routes to Mont Gele (3519m) -- Italy



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Photos of Meetup moonlight hike on Cactus to Clouds on December 5


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http://www.colinhaley.com   Americans climb new Patagonia Spire



http://www.alpinist.com/doc/web14f/wfeature-nuptse-south-face-kruk-welsted
Alpine- Style attempts on S Face of Nuptse by Richards, Wilkinson, Mahoney & Gilmore



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Posted: December 9, 2014, 6:20 pm
Wasserkopf, new Rieserferner in the Tauern Alps by Gietl and Messini
West Face of Starr King - Hidden Gem of Yosemite trip report with pictures
Unforgettable Skyline in the clouds trip report with pictures by Sally (Morely)
Teams make Alpine-Style Ascents in the Rolwaling Himal

http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42341  -- Wasserkopf - new Rieserferner by Gietl and Messini in the Tauern Alps



http://www.supertopo.com/tr/West-Face-of-Starr-King-Hidden-Gem-of-Yosemite/t10616n.html  -- quigongclimber -- California -- West Face of Starr King in Yosemite



http://mtsanjacinto.info/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=5000 -- Sally Morley -- California -- Unforgettable Skyline in the clouds
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Posted: December 6, 2014, 5:10 pm
The quest for adventure (Alps) : Tobias Wolf and Stephan Isensee ( Germany )
Venessa Francois and her Mont Blanc cosmic bivouac
Photos of Enduring Patagonia by Pinterest
8 Beautiful National Parks in Brazil
Spigolo Nord - Monte Agner in the Dolomites by Ivo Ferrari

http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42336  -- The quest for adventure in the Alps : Tobias Wolf and Stephan Isensee -- Germany
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http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42337#  -- Venessa Francois -- France -- and her Mont Blanc Cosmic Bivouac
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Posted: December 4, 2014, 4:32 pm
Gangga 7 2014 - China/Sichuan - Tibet trip report with pictures by Supertopo
Short film of K6 West by Raphael Slawinski and team
Tomek Mackiewicz begins acclimatization in Rupal Valley for winter Nanga Parbat
Rolwaling Valley in Nepal - a family expedition by Maurizio Oviglia
Kilian Journet video in first facebook entry

http://www.supertopo.com/tr/Gangga-VII-2014-China-Sichuan-Tibet-quite-long-crap-photos/t12610n.html  -- pop.risk -- California -- Gangga 7 2014 ( China/Sichuan - Tibet )





http://www.alpinist.com/doc/web14f/wfeature-video-k6-west-skupinski  -- Short Film of K6 West by Raphael Slawinski's team



http://altitudepakistan.blogspot.com/2014/12/winter-2015-tomek-mackiewicz-begins.html



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Posted: December 2, 2014, 5:23 pm
Video of the Jirishanka attempt in Peru by Michi Wohlleben
Helicopter rescue in the South of France
Red Mountain Basin loop trip report with pictures

http://www.planetmountain.com/english/N ... eyid=42328 -- Video of Jirishanca in Peru attempt by Michi Wohlleben of Germany
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http://www.coldmountainkit.com/knowledge/articles/353-naked-helicopter-rescue-in-the-south-of-france -- David C -- California -- Helicopter rescue in the South of France



http://pantilat.wordpress.com/2014/11/30/red-mountain-basin-loop/ -- Leor Pantilat -- California -- Red Mountain Basin Loop -- High Sierras




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Posted: December 1, 2014, 4:31 pm
Video Eternal Flame - Torres del Trango La Llama - Report with pictures
American - Slovenian team climb erroneously attributed Scottish Peak
Quick Fall Hit - Cardinal Pinnacle area - trip report with pictures
Americans bag new route in Nepal - Alan Rousseau and Tino Villanueva
Climbing in the Dusy Basin of the High Sierra - Steve Porcella

http://www.barrabes.com/actualidad/reportajes/2-9272/video-reportaje-eternal-flame-torres.html-- Video and report with pictures - Eternal Flame - Torres del Trango - La Llama eterna



https://www.thebmc.co.uk/americanslovenian-team-climb-erroneously-attributed-scottish-peak 
-- American- Slovenian team climb erroneously attributed Scottish peak



http://www.supertopo.com/tr/Quick-Fall-Hit/t12602n.html
 -- triggerhappy -- California -- Quick fall hit - Cardinal Pinnacle area




http://www.climbing.com/news/americans-bag-new-route-in-nepal/ -- Alan Rousseau and Tino Villanueva -- Americans bag new route in Nepal



http://www.alpinist.com/doc/web14f/wfeature-palisades-mountain-profile-steve-porcella -- Steve Porcella -- California -- To Know - climbing in the Dusy Basin of the High Sierra






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The Matterhorn, legendary gem of the Swiss Alps. Bite-sized review --> http://bit.ly/1dMmwES

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Posted: November 30, 2014, 8:46 pm
Posted: November 27, 2014, 11:08 pm
Burning Kharkas 6242 meters - unnamed peak in Langtang Nepal (in Spanish)
Parriot Mesa in Utah trip report with pictures from Matt Lemke at summitpost
The Coachella meetup hiking group has some great hikes for the Thanksgiving week end
Follow Edurne Pasaban in the footsteps of Lucy Walker to the summit of the Balmhorn

http://www.barrabes.com/actualidad/noticias/2-9269/burning-kharkas-650m-90-wi5.html  -- Burning Kharkas -- Unnamed 6212 meter peak in Langtang - Nepal (in Spanish)



http://www.summitpost.org/parriott-mesa/923207 -- Parriot Mesa -- Utah -- Matt Lemke - Montana
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Posted: November 26, 2014, 9:01 pm
The Ecuadorian Route on Sal Con Cebolla on Kyzyl Asker on the China/ Kyrgyzstan border - AAC
Seasonal Affective Disorder Mountain Pictorial - Patagonia, Alaska, Karakorum and China
Desert Sandstone Climbing Trip # 2 - Arches National Park

http://publications.americanalpineclub.org/articles/13201212976/Kyzyl-Asker-East-Southeast-Face-War-and-Peace  -- The Ecuadorian Route - Sal Con Cebolla on Kyzyl Asker on the China Kyrgyzstan border -- (American Alpine Club on Facebook)


The southeast (Chinese) side of Kyzyl Asker. The new routes from 2014 are (4) War and Peace, http://bit.ly/1xM14cb, and (5) Sal con Cebolla, http://bit.ly/1vF8waa, which reached a point atop the northeast ridge.

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http://www.supertopo.com/tr/Seasonal-af ... 2605n.html -- Donini -- California -- Seasonal affective disorder mountain pictorial -- Patagonia, Alaska, Karakorum and China



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Posted: November 26, 2014, 3:51 pm
My thread in the General section of the forum at Summitpost Nov 24 - Updates almost daily except on Holidays

http://www.barrabes.com/actualidad/noticias/2-9264/jordi-corominas-jonatan-larranaga-manu.html  -- Jordi Corominas and team -- Spain -- Chekingo 6270 m, Rowaling (in Spanish)


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http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42311  -- Paul Pritchard and Carol Hurst -- Pedaling across the Himalaya from Lhasa to Katmandu



http://altitudepakistan.blogspot.com/2013/12/history-of-winter-climbing-nanga-parbat.html  -- Raheel Adnan -- Pakistan -- History of winter climbing Nanga Parbat - Episode 3

http://altitudepakistan.blogspot.com/2014/11/history-of-winter-climbing-nanga-parbat.html
Nanga Parbat - Episode 4



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Posted: November 24, 2014, 7:40 pm
Raheel Adnan has an excellent summary of the history of climbing K2
Castor WNW Flank (Alps) trip report with pictures by Mark Hallam
Climbing at Yangshuo in China trip report with pictures by Steve Swenson
Film - Mountain Craft by Andy Perkins and Marc Piche
Meetup Group on Skyline Trail November 22 - Pictures
Valley Uprising Video in Facebook (second picture link in red)

http://altitudepakistan.blogspot.com/2014/11/history-of-winter-climbing-k2.html  -- Raheel Adnan -- Pakistan -- History of Winter climbing K2




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Posted: November 23, 2014, 10:43 pm
British ascent of a new peak in Tajikistan by the BMC report
Lonnie Dupre to attempt a Winter Denali again (never climbed in winter)
Jurau B 5727m -  in the Cordillera de Huayhuash - a first ascent (in Spanish)
More than a mountain - the Palisades by Peter Croft
Melissa Arnot on climbing Nepal's newly opened peaks
Desert Sandstone - Climbing Trip #1 - Colorado National Monument
Leclerk links 2 huge Rockies Ice Routes by lunch - Gripped magazine

https://www.thebmc.co.uk/british-ascent-of-new-peak-in-tajikistan  -- British ascent of new peak (6123 meters) in Tajikistan



http://www.explorersweb.com/everest_k2/news.php?url=lonnie-dupre-to-attempt-winter-denali-ag_141650559  -- Lonnie Dupre to attempt winter Denali again
http://www.oneworldendeavors.com/



http://www.barrabes.com/actualidad/noticias/2-9263/andes-peru-cordillera-huayhuash-jurau.html  -- Jurau B 5727 meters Cordillera de Huayhuash first ascent



http://www.alpinist.com/doc/web14f/wfeature-palisades-mountain-profile-peter-croft



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Posted: November 21, 2014, 10:37 pm
Chugimago West Face 6259 meters - first ascent by Sam Hennesey and Domen Kastelic (Slovenia)
Verbier and Punta Croce in the Alps trip report with pictures by Charlie Boscoe
Leclerk and Lavige climb Wild Thing 1500m on Mt Chephren in Canada by Gripped Magazine
An Oddyssey to Shangri La trip report with pictures by Vitaliy M

http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42302  -- Chugimago West Face - Nepal - 6259 meters - first ascent by Sam Hennessey of the USA and Domen Kastelic of Slovenia



http://chamconditions.blogspot.com/2014/11/verbier-punta-croce.html  -- Charlie Boscoe -- UK and France -- Verbier and Punte Croce



http://gripped.com/news/leclerc-lavigne-climb-wild-thing/  -- Leclerk and Lavigne climb Wild Thing on  Mt Chephren in Canada



http://www.supertopo.com/tr/An-Oddyssey-to-Shangri-La-FA-and-an-FFA-in-a-little-paradise/t12599n.html  --  An Oddyssey to Shangri La --  Vitaliy M  --  California




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Posted: November 20, 2014, 5:50 pm
Alpine climbing on Minya Konka in Sechuan China by Gietl and Italians
Snow Creek Village to Aerial Tramway Mountain Station trip report by Ellen and Sally - Page 3
Tommy Caldwell sends Dawn Wall crux in Yosemite (redpoints hardest pitch)
Mark Horell blog on climbing the big peaks in the Himalayas
Cirque Crest Loop : Windy Point and Marion Peak trip repost with pictures - Leor Pantilat

http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42300#  -- Alpine climbs on Minya Konka in Sichuan Chine by Gietl, Tavernini and Messini



http://www.mtsanjacinto.info/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=4967&sid=3d72310b1711714f670e5d3da77bf403&start=20  -- Ellen Coleman and Sally Morley (California) -- Snow Creek Village to Aerial Tramway Mountain Station



Re: Snow Creek Village To Aerial Tram Mountain Station

Postby Ellen » Tue Nov 18, 2014 4:09 pm
Howdy All :)
Sally and I started hiking a little after 3 AM on Sunday. It was quite windy which effectively killed any attempt to converse and, in addition to the darkness, also slowed our pace. When the sun finally rose, we could see a huge layer of dust over the Coachella valley due to the wind. As a result, the sunrise was a dud. There was significant erosion of the trail in certain areas and the trail was choked with brush starting at about 4 K. I finally gave in and donned pants and a long sleeved shirt
after getting my left leg gashed several times.

Due to the obnoxious wind and chilly temperature, we enjoyed the radiant heat of the sun – not our normal reaction to hiking in the desert. As we approached the ghost forest (burned trees), it was evident that someone had worked on the trail. We switchbacked up through the rocks (this section always reminds me of a movie set for a western) and finally reached the pine trees on the north side of Fuller Ridge. It took us 6 hours to reach Black Mountain road. It seemed to take forever to reach the Fuller Ridge TH where we stopped for lunch a bit after 11 am. We donned down sweaters and beanies to stay warm while we sat and ate. Sally immediately put on her gloves -- I’d had mine on for the past several hours. My hands are more sensitive to the cold due to frost bite.

We resumed hiking around 11:30, still wearing our down sweaters and beanies. No matter how fast I tried to hike, I couldn’t get warm and my hands started to go bad. My friend Erica calls this pain “the screaming barkies.” Sally saved me by switching gloves – hers were Seirus; mine were Manzilla wind-stopper. It seemed to get a bit warmer after the Castle Rocks so we removed our down and Smart Wool long sleeved shirts. Big mistake – we wound up back in the shade and freezing again -- ugh :? Put the Smart Wool shirts on again. When we reached our first stream on the Fuller Ridge trail, we felt vindicated – it was completely frozen over.

It was a relief to reach the Deer Springs junction and climb up the “three bears” to Little Round Valley. We finally encountered our first hikers of the day, who were descending and not very courteous about yielding the trail. Bed Springs was partially frozen and the next stream had a beautiful ice cascade. We took a quick fuel break in LRV before heading up the endless switchbacks. By LRV, I knew I was not up to the summit and Sally concurred. When we reached the junction, it was 4 PM – we’d been out 13 hours. Took another short break for a celebratory toast, then started down the main trail.

The sun was setting on the descent, casting a beautiful pyramidal shadow over the desert floor. We were surprised to see a significant number of folks heading up -- many of them were completing C2C. We diverted from the trail at around 10 K and descended cross country to Tamarack valley. We wound our way over to the Sid Davis drainage. It was a relief to rejoin the main trail. Even Heartbreak hill (climb to the ranger station) and the cement switchbacks were welcome sights. We reached the tram at 7 PM – 16 hours and my absolutely hardest Snowcreek PCT hike :roll: Tram Tim welcomed us, Frank supplied us with anesthetic beverages, Jessica brought us yummy chili and security kindly took us down the tram road to my car.

It may be quite a while before I do this hike again. Thanks to Sister Sally for her unwavering friendship (even in the hypothermia zone) and for continuing to join me on these crazy treks :D
Miles of smiles,
Ellen

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Posted: November 19, 2014, 9:25 pm
Preparations underway for exiting ventures on K2, Nanga Parbat and elsewhere by Raheel Adnan
Three big walls in Yosemite by Pete Whittaker of UK Climbing
Ben Stookesberry looks back on 5 years of First Ascent - Rafting video
Your Land Video by The North Face
Mt Colfax - Cosley Houston route trip report with pictures

http://altitudepakistan.blogspot.com/2014/11/preparations-underway-for-exciting.html  -- Raheel Adnan -- Pakistan -- Preparations underway for exiting ventures on K2, Nanga Parbat and elsewhere



http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=69320 -- Pete Whittaker -- UK -- Three big walls in Yosemite
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Posted: November 18, 2014, 10:49 pm
Himalayan Autumn wrap up report by Raheel Adnan of Pakistan
Red Rocks season opener : Levitation 29 and Epinephrine trip report with pictures from Supertopo
Hiking in the shadow of Cotapaxi by Kraig Becker
Beyond the Heights - Official Everest trailer by Mirza Ali

http://altitudepakistan.blogspot.com/2014/11/autumn-2014-wrap-up.html  -- Raheel Adnan -- Pakistan -- Autumn Himalayan Wrap Up



http://www.supertopo.com/tr/Red-Rocks-Season-Opener-Levitation-29-and-Epinephrine/t12597n.html  -- dkny -- Nevada -- Red Rocks season opener : Levitation 29 and Epinephrine



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