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FreeBird
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May 8th & 9th, 2013, Summit to Bridge via Finger
« on: 05/13/13, 08:20 AM »

First summit of Rainier for Tara and I Cheesy

Skied off the Summit around 11:00 with icy conditions up top, smooth corn in the finger, and mush from camp to the bridge.

Huge thanks to our friends who made this possible!

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Re: May 8th & 9th, 2013, Summit to Bridge via Finger
« Reply #1 on: 05/13/13, 09:48 AM »

Incredible day. The FF is in perfect shape right now with little crevasse danger (at least on the upper mountain) allowing for a direct route. The Wilson glacier approach had quite a few snow bridges that were getting soft and a little questionable. Comfortable summit temps made for a leasurly summit stay.


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Re: May 8th & 9th, 2013, Summit to Bridge via Finger
« Reply #2 on: 05/13/13, 10:49 AM »

Nice work you guys! Not a bad way to stand on top for the first time... knowing you don't have to walk down!
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Re: May 8th & 9th, 2013, Summit to Bridge via Finger
« Reply #3 on: 05/13/13, 01:09 PM »

Nice! I gotta take my skis up there.
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Re: May 8th & 9th, 2013, Summit to Bridge via Finger
« Reply #4 on: 05/13/13, 04:51 PM »

So guys, what exactly is the boot of choice up there?  Wink
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Re: May 8th & 9th, 2013, Summit to Bridge via Finger
« Reply #5 on: 05/14/13, 10:30 AM »

So cool. Looked like lots of fun to ski. Whenever I see these great ski pictures, however, I clearly remember the slow agony of the long walk down.
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Re: May 8th & 9th, 2013, Summit to Bridge via Finger
« Reply #6 on: 05/15/13, 09:00 AM »

So guys, what exactly is the boot of choice up there?  Wink

2 People on the left don't fit in. Please tell me they weren't in your group! Grats on a summit and ski. I'm looking to do my first ski down soon, any conditions reports on the upper mountain with cracks opening to the Furher?
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Re: May 8th & 9th, 2013, Summit to Bridge via Finger
« Reply #7 on: 05/15/13, 11:17 AM »

So Jealous. We were up on the mountain from the 8th to the 10th, being our first time attempting to summit, we opted to try to summit via Ingraham Direct / DC, which turned out to be a poor choice. Rotten snow and high rock/ice fall danger turned us around at ~12000'.

We enjoyed seeing your turns down and I am glad that at least a few people made it to the summit during the nice weather last week! Smiley
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Re: May 8th & 9th, 2013, Summit to Bridge via Finger
« Reply #8 on: 05/16/13, 09:14 AM »

Obviously the two on the left were not in the group. The photographer was also a member of team tlt5 p. Go Team!!!
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Re: May 8th & 9th, 2013, Summit to Bridge via Finger
« Reply #9 on: 05/16/13, 01:59 PM »

Great trip, great group(s), in stunning August feeling weather.
I uploaded images <-click to link

Was the warmest I've been up there. 
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Re: May 8th & 9th, 2013, Summit to Bridge via Finger
« Reply #10 on: 05/17/13, 03:48 PM »

Great trip, great group(s), in stunning August feeling weather.
I uploaded images <-click to link

Was the warmest I've been up there. 

Awesome pictures Franklin!
Thank You!
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