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Big Hurt Bob
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March 13 - Chair Peak Basin
« on: 03/13/09, 06:33 PM »

So, after we abandoned our attempt on Ptarmigain Ridge on Rainier due to deep snow, heavy packs, and slow going, we decided to get out for a quick tour up to Chair Peak basin. It was quite warm and we witnessed some natural, small releases.



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Re: March 13 - Chair Peak Basin
« Reply #1 on: 03/14/09, 10:03 AM »

Dan,
I assume you took skis on Ptarmigan, but that would still be a heroic endeavor under these conditions. I'm wanting to do FFinger as soon as the weather/snowpack settles a bit. You interested? I've tried to email you a few times, but they don't go through.
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Re: March 13 - Chair Peak Basin
« Reply #2 on: 03/15/09, 06:53 AM »

bigeo:

We did ski into Ptarmigan Ridge. We figured the approach to be in the neighborhood of 25-30 miles. We made it about half way. We reconned the approach into Glacier Basin a number of weeks ago and found very easy skinning. This time it was very difficult going in deep snow. To add insult to injury a lone climber on his way to Liberty Ridge snow-shoed directly in our skin track.  Angry  and once we reached HWY 410 we discovered it had been plowed down to bare pavement  Huh so we had to walk the road. Fortunately a work crew gave us a ride the rest of the way in their truck.  Cheesy

Would love to climb FF again although I am not sure I have the guns to ski back down it  Smiley.

Not sure why my email won't work for you. I will try sending you an email.

Dan


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