TR: Up High Walkabout

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Re: TR: Up High Walkabout

Post by windknot » Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:36 am

Wow, great trip report. This falls into the category of things-I'll-never-even-attempt-to-do-but-will-appreciate-from-afar-like-watching-pro-athletes-play for me. I appreciate you taking us along for the ride.








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Re: TR: Up High Walkabout

Post by tlsharb » Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:57 pm

Agreeing with Windknot-- I couldn't do it, but sure was fun watching you two tackle it. What an absolutely great TR.
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Re: TR: Up High Walkabout

Post by LMBSGV » Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:23 pm

I'm with tisharb and windknot. Thanks for posting this and taking us along. I really enjoyed your narrative an photos.

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Re: TR: Up High Walkabout

Post by commonloon » Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:37 pm

Thanks @windknot, @tisarb and @LMBSGV. It's easier when it's such a beautiful and interesting route. Fun to share. Hope it inspires someone to do part of it; there's some great country in that route.

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Re: TR: Up High Walkabout

Post by CAMERONM » Sat Aug 22, 2020 1:28 pm

Fun report, thanks.

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Re: TR: Up High Walkabout

Post by commonloon » Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:50 pm

Thanks @CAMERONM Hope you're doing well and getting out!

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Re: TR: Up High Walkabout

Post by robertseeburger » Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:47 am

Great Trip report..

first time I have ever seen someone describe getting to anvil camp in 104 degree heat as EASY!

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Re: TR: Up High Walkabout

Post by commonloon » Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:45 pm

robertseeburger wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:47 am
Great Trip report..

first time I have ever seen someone describe getting to anvil camp in 104 degree heat as EASY!
Thanks Robert... I guess my report suffers from a bit of mountain amnesia. ;-)

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Re: TR: Up High Walkabout

Post by Harlen » Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:53 pm

robertseeburger wrote: ↑Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:47 am
Great Trip report..

first time I have ever seen someone describe getting to anvil camp in 104 degree heat as EASY!
And I had gathered this statement from your report to comment on :
The East ridge of Russell was so fun! Good class 3 climbing with some exposure.
(my italics)

You write:
... I guess my report suffers from a bit of mountain amnesia.

I'll say Paul; it's either that, or you suffer from sort of inability to feel heat, or comprehend exposure. The upside to this ailment is that it sets you up perfectly for climbing your high routes in the "new Sierra." Should we assume that you also thrive on smoke inhalation? ;)

In seriousness, this trip of yours and Henry's was a brilliant and creative route, and I am glad I finally located it here. You definitely have inspired some of us--me among them! Thanks, Ian.

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Re: TR: Up High Walkabout

Post by Harlen » Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:02 pm

Paul, re. that 8th image-- the one with the caption: "Top of Tyndall Col looking east", I view it as looking NW from the col your guys were on-- "Tyndall Col" at the SE face of Tyndall. It includes the same lake that you called "Upper Versteeg Lake" in image #4. I am I onto the same image that you were questioning, or another. Nice shots from up there regardless!

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