Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Almost Fall

Summer hiatus is over. Although September does not usually cool off much, temps should get back to a more manageable zone. And if we are lucky winter will start slow allowing for prime conditions for the rest of the year. Several winters back (2008-09) we were able to climb until mid December and then again in February, albeit with a little hiking. The guide is coming along well, but tedious as to be expected with an area this vast. Comrade Moore has migrated to Spain for the next year but has put in a lot of hard work this summer and I will wrap things up this fall. As always we are always looking for your help with names, grades, info, etc, if anybody has two cents!


  1. Great pics, as always, Ian! Any info about that new gate??

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