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Mountaineers Route Feb 4th-5th 2012
#21394 02/11/12 12:15 PM
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Tommy B and Adam B attacked the Mountaineers Route Feb 4th and 5th for an amazing Ice climb at UBSL and scramble to the Summit!

The conditions were challenging but fun. we started at the Portal Friday night for Camp 1. Woke up sat around 7 am strapped on the snowshoes and headed toward UBSL.

Portal Weigh-in 47lbs




Headed to UBSL Feb 4th


Ice Climb UBSL area



Adam B at the Ice Climb


Tommy B on the ice



Adam on the ice



Sunday we headed out around 5am towards the Summit.

We made it!!



Adam B on the Summit via the Mountaineers Route



Tommy B on Whitney Summit via the Mountaineers Route



Mountaineer Route Pics Click Here!

What a great success and fun trip!

Yours Truly,
Tommy B
Adam B


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Re: Mountaineers Route Feb 4th-5th 2012
Tommyb #21407 02/12/12 03:37 AM
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Nice job guys - thanks for posting. You're both looking a little like Ueli Steck there on the ice wall!

Re: Mountaineers Route Feb 4th-5th 2012
Tommyb #21409 02/12/12 09:24 AM
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Congratulations on a good trip! It looks like you used all the technical gear for the ice above Clyde Meadow, but not on the Mountaineers Route.

Your pictures of the MR make it look like it was pretty easy to avoid any icy spots. Is that right?

Re: Mountaineers Route Feb 4th-5th 2012
Tommyb #21413 02/12/12 11:15 AM
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Can you say "My Heros"? Wow, very impressive..... Great job.


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Re: Mountaineers Route Feb 4th-5th 2012
quillansculpture #21549 02/21/12 08:43 AM
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Thanks for the update. Did you find snowshoes were necessary on the approach?


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Re: Mountaineers Route Feb 4th-5th 2012
GoSlowGoFar #21552 02/21/12 09:39 AM
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Originally Posted By: GoSlowGoFar
Thanks for the update. Did you find snowshoes were necessary on the approach?



Yes snowshoes were a MUST!


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Re: Mountaineers Route Feb 4th-5th 2012
Tommyb #21557 02/21/12 05:40 PM
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What were conditions like above the Notch? Did you bring any gear besides ice axe and crampons? Thanks.

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Mescalito345 #21564 02/22/12 07:06 AM
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Originally Posted By: Mescalito345
What were conditions like above the Notch? Did you bring any gear besides ice axe and crampons? Thanks.


above the Notch is a scramble, No snow , no Axe, no crampons..

I did not use crampons on the entire route except for the Ice Climb..


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Re: Mountaineers Route Feb 4th-5th 2012
Tommyb #21847 03/09/12 09:20 AM
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Great photo's , Ice part looked great. How was the weather, didn't look to windy. What Temp bag did you bring?

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Lzpup #21920 03/12/12 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted By: Lzpup
Great photo's , Ice part looked great. How was the weather, didn't look to windy. What Temp bag did you bring?



Weather was great, very little wind..

I used a 10 degree bag.. It got down around 10 degress at night!


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