Gib Ledges, April 1997
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Gibraltar Ledges

April, 1997

Erica, Paul, and I made our way up this route in the spring of 1997. At the time, it was the most technical route I'd done on a volcano. We used running belays across the Ledges and belayed many of the crevasse crossings higher on the mountain. I misread the route and got us cliffed out at the Beehive, where Paul suddenly had to make a deposit. Moral of the story: Stay climber's right of the ridge top and take a dump before leaving Muir.

For variety, we descended the Ingraham Direct route from the top of Gibraltar Rock.

This was also the first time a skied (or tried to ski) on a volcano. I made about four attempted turns with very tired legs on the icy Muir snowfield before removing my skis and walking down.

Full trip report coming...


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