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samski360
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June 29, 2014, Middle Sister, Dicey Descent
« on: 07/01/14, 11:19 PM »

Made the haul out to Middle Sister this past weekend. Camped at the base of Hayden Glacier. Summited no problem. Descent down the Headwall above the Renfrew glacier was mega steep and dicey. One member of my group skied, one down climbed, I hiked out and descended the standard climbers route. Tough one for the ego but the right decision for me.

See a full TR here: http://kickturner.blogspot.com/2014/07/humble-pie-on-middle-sister.html

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Re: June 29, 2014, Middle Sister, Dicey Descent
« Reply #1 on: 07/02/14, 11:30 AM »

Good post and valuable (for me anyway) insights into your decision making process. "Nope, not for me" is sometimes a hard choice.
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Re: June 29, 2014, Middle Sister, Dicey Descent
« Reply #2 on: 07/02/14, 01:04 PM »

"Nope, not for me" is sometimes a hard choice.

Agreed, and good for us all to hear once in a while.  Thanks for the post.

I had a not-for-me moment this weekend, and it was really hard to walk a part that I could have skied.  The ego hurts, but your partners thank you.
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Re: June 29, 2014, Middle Sister, Dicey Descent
« Reply #3 on: 07/02/14, 03:35 PM »

Good choice -- after some hard experience, my attitude is now "no new scar tissue".
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Re: June 29, 2014, Middle Sister, Dicey Descent
« Reply #4 on: 07/02/14, 07:29 PM »

Thanks for the comments! Stay safe out there!
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Re: June 29, 2014, Middle Sister, Dicey Descent
« Reply #5 on: 07/02/14, 07:40 PM »

Thanks for the write-up.

I've been up Middle Sister a handful of times, does that line ever soften up?
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Re: June 29, 2014, Middle Sister, Dicey Descent
« Reply #6 on: 07/03/14, 03:07 PM »

that was a good story
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