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Trip Report – Palisades Traverse: June 15-18, 2016

In From the Range of Light & Fast, Trip Reports by Viren PerumalLeave a Comment

  Jimmy and Jack are some pretty cool cats, and they are down for adventure. Hailing from the east coast they have also fallen in love with the eastside of the Sierra with its blue skies and granite peaks. They have shared views of these peaks with their families and they have dreamed of the opportunity to climb them with a local, professional guide. I met Jimmy and Jack last summer during a crack climbing and self-rescue skills day we …

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Alpine Conditions Report – June 7th

In Conditions Reports, From the Range of Light & Fast, High Sierra Alpine Report by Howie Schwartz1 Comment

Mountain people, We have been out and about for the past few weeks. Not much new to report for alpine ice climbers. Couloirs are still quite snowy, and the firnification process has been slow due to continued snowstorms through May. Some couloirs do have patches of ice exposed due to the dry winter (see last Alpine Conditions Report). This Alpine Conditions will focus on the Mount Whitney zone and you can extrapolate it out to other areas I’m sure. Near …