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#49809 - 05/16/17 09:36 AM Mountaineers Route Attempt / May 14-15
turns Offline


Registered: 05/06/16
Posts: 14
Loc: AK
4:00 AM - Trail Head

5:00 AM - Eledges: We were glad to have scouted this area the day before - the snow begins immediately after the first time you cross the north fork. I recommend taking the ledges instead of the bypass to any parties who aren't completely familiar with this section below LBSL.

6:00 AM - Lower Boy Scout Lake:  

7:00 AM - Clyde Meadow:

8:00 AM - Upper Boy Scout Lake

10:00 AM - Valley leading to Iceberg Lake: We stuck to the higher route against the valley wall on the right. There are 3 chutes to gain access to iceberg lake - i definitely recommend taking the third chute. The first chute looked sketchy and seemed to have ice and a couple rock moves at the top. The second chute is climbable but there is a large crack developing in the snow - seemed like a slide was possible sometime soon. Third chute was really nice all the way up

11:15 AM - Iceberg Lake :  
There are several campsites dug out in the snow - one is large enough for two tents.


We had to abandon our summit attempt due to the storm that rolled in Monday morning. Climbers who came down the MR on Sunday May 14 told us there were 3 rappel stations from the summit down the final 400. Will try to post some more pictures when my climbing partners send some over

Happy Trails

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#49812 - 05/16/17 10:58 AM Re: Mountaineers Route Attempt / May 14-15 [Re: turns]
fusial Offline


Registered: 05/18/15
Posts: 23
Loc: Los Angeles Area
Is there any liquid water at UBS? Or is snow melting necessary?

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#49820 - 05/16/17 12:19 PM Re: Mountaineers Route Attempt / May 14-15 [Re: fusial]
turns Offline


Registered: 05/06/16
Posts: 14
Loc: AK
Last liquid water we saw was at Lower Boy Scout

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#49828 - 05/16/17 09:24 PM Re: Mountaineers Route Attempt / May 14-15 [Re: turns]
turns Offline


Registered: 05/06/16
Posts: 14
Loc: AK
Here are some more pictures my climbing partners sent over. Not sure how to include the photos in the post - maybe steve can help cool

      Just over the saddle above upper boy scout  


    In the valley near the chutes to iceberg lake


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#49855 - 05/18/17 10:36 PM Re: Mountaineers Route Attempt / May 14-15 [Re: turns]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7126
Loc: Fresno, CA
Really good pictures, TH! If people just click on your picture links, they can then click through the entire slide show of pictures. I "enhanced" your posts above -- click on each picture and it takes you to the huge full-size picture.

The pic are really high quality. What camera do you use?

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#49857 - 05/19/17 06:08 AM Re: Mountaineers Route Attempt / May 14-15 [Re: Steve C]
turns Offline


Registered: 05/06/16
Posts: 14
Loc: AK
some are from my Sony NEX7 (discontinued for the alpha mirrorless line) but the super high quality ones are likely from my partners Sony A7RII

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