Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Leclerk and Harrington Solo Colonel Foster's E Face + Mt Rainier Disappointment Cleaver + San Rafael Swell (Utah) + Infinite Spur on Mt Foraker

Marc-Andre Leclerk and Brette Harrington solo Colonel Foster's East Face - Gripped Magazine
Mount Rainier - Disappointment Cleaver - trip report with pictures by cascadeclimbers.com
Playing around in the San Rafael Swell - Utah trip report with pictures - supertopo.com
Action on the Infinite Spur on Mt Foraker in Alaska by a British team - ukclimbing.com

http://gripped.com/news/marc-andre-lelcerc-and-brette-harrington-solo-colonel-fosters-east-face/  --  Marc-Andre Leclerk and Brette Harrington solo Colonel Foster's East Face

http://cascadeclimbers.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=1149371  --  Mount Rainier - Disapointment Cleaver

http://www.supertopo.com/tr/Playing-Around-in-the-San-Rafael-Swell/t12990n.html  --  Playing around in the San Rafael Swell - Utah

http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=70513  --  Infinite Spur on Foraker by British team

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Successful FAIL of a 5-day central Sierra traverse on 6/11-12: We were unprepared for snow conditions (way more snow than we thought) and had to bail after the 6th peak (which we also failed because the summit block looked deadly). By Saturday night, we had made it to the Margaret Lakes Basin, 4 peaks away from my estimated progress for that day. All throughout Saturday night, we were pummeled with thundersnows, and woke up Sunday morning to a winter wonderland. While winter wonderlands may be good in December, they were not very welcome in mid-June during a traverse attempt. It wasnt a total loss. Getting into the area made me realize a more efficient way to map it, and we will likely attempt it again soon with better conditions.



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  1. Everest Base Camp Trekking is found in Tibet & Nepal between the fences at an elevation of 5364m with Mount Everest both sides; the Nepal side has more natural beauty.
    This is where true adventure begins…
    This is one trip you don’t won’t to miss, & that’s why it’s aptly called the king of all trips. The journey begins with a flight to one of the highest landing airports in the world, & once we get off the twin otter, our eyes begin to take in the gigantic surroundings that stirs our emotions to the bone, as we sort out our equipment & the porters carry what has to be carried & our guides lead the way by the banks of the Dudh Kosi River. We clamber on our set trail through colorful villages as the panoramic scenery begins to take hold of us as we hike through farmlands & bump into the friendly sherpa folks, the local inhabitants of the ‘Khumbu’ {the original name of the Everest region}, known for their legendary climbing skills & warm welcoming nature; our walk soon brings us the the capital of the Khumbu, a thriving town called ‘Namche’, & this is where we get our first views of massive Everest & other silver grey peaks that literally stop the breath for a moment. Namche is the kind of town that will stun you for all the facilities it has within its boundaries, where you will find things not even available in the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu. Namche is the first outpost that gives you your first acclimatizing process which gets your body used to the higher elevations that come further on in the course of your trip.
    As we haul up for a night in Namche, we begin to observe many other fellow trekkers having a good time, of which some are on their way up while some are on their way down.