Here is an epic photo I managed to snap after the events described in this recent Shred Hood write up click here. I’m amazed by how peacefully deceptive this landscape can be in the ebb and flow of the mountain’s seasonal cycles. I’ll always go back, the mountain is in my blood.
Here is an excellent write up The Ascending Spiral by the late Ed LaChapelle in which he throws in a quote from Whymper from 1871: “Climb if you will but remember that courage and strength are naught without prudence, and that a momentary negligence may destroy the happiness of a lifetime. Do nothing in haste, look well to each step; and from the beginning think what might be the end.”
If you’re finding yourself needing to get a bit more knowledge on how to avoid human factor pitfalls of this ascending spiral get to Seattle’s REI on the 19th, click here to get your ticket through REI to benefit NWAC (Northwest Avalanche Center).
Here’s a short timelapse of the slide below the West Chamber of Illumination Rock.