Thursday, August 28, 2014

Shootin' Blanks in the North Cascades

Frequently, weather is the difference between a wildly successful trip, and one where you don't do much of anything at all. I just returned from two weeks in the North Cascades. The first week, with Mark and Dan, was a great success while the second week climbing with an old friend was tarnished by inconsistent rain that made committing to alpine objectives difficult and left us feeling a bit dejected. Nonetheless, the Cascades are a wild and beautiful place to spend some time. Here are my better images from the trip.

En route to the Fisher Chimneys

Mark, Dan and me.

South Arete, SEWS. Wildfire smoke in background

Exposed, mellow climbing on the South Arete

The White Camel

Mark on Springboard

Week 2's activities

Prime Rib on the Goat Wall was a good "bad" weather

Lawrence means business

Early Winters Creek

MF Overhang, Castle Rock

West Face, Colchuck Balanced Rock - Pitch 2, just before I accidentally
launched a small frisbee of rock onto Lawrence. The rock in the Cascades is loose!