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PostTue Apr 01, 2008 11:54 am 
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HA!  look at the pics.  Some folks are in full overnight packs and  then another shot is with days packs. Then everyone keeps changing their clothes!!! Oh and different folks in different shots!  that pooch looks like NB's pooch!

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PostTue Apr 01, 2008 12:01 pm 
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Did you check your GPS?  I'm pretty sure it would have shown you were really on North Mtn...

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PostTue Apr 01, 2008 12:24 pm 
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Tazz wrote:
HA!  look at the pics.  Some folks are in full overnight packs and  then another shot is with days packs. Then everyone keeps changing their clothes!!! Oh and different folks in different shots!  that pooch looks like NB's pooch!

It was a very strenuous trip, hence the clothing changes.  We were really sweating on that steep slope.  As for the packs, we were pretty heavily loaded for this one just in case we had an unplanned bivy.  The Si glacier is an unforgiving place.  I think they just look bigger in the early photos because we had rain covers on them.
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PostTue Apr 01, 2008 12:44 pm 
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What was the bergshrund like?  Did you bring pickets?  I want go go back next year and bag the first winter ascent.   lol.gif
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PostTue Apr 01, 2008 1:27 pm 
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PostTue Apr 01, 2008 2:18 pm 
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To pull this off in a strenous one-day ascent is certainly remarkable.  Kudos!  up.gif
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PostTue Apr 01, 2008 2:26 pm 
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It's not such a tough route. I took Daisy up there, she managed to jump the crevasses quite easily. I, unfortunately, fell into one and was killed instantly.  embarassedlaugh.gif

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PostTue Apr 01, 2008 2:33 pm 
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PostTue Apr 01, 2008 2:46 pm 
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Nice work!  up.gif  up.gif  Like dicey, I'm surprised that the glaciers are open this early, but with all the global warming and whatnot, I can understand the massive amounts of early melt. wink.gif

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It's not such a tough route. I took Daisy up there, she managed to jump the crevasses quite easily. I, unfortunately, fell into one and was killed instantly.  embarassedlaugh.gif

Thanks heavens your ghost has both a sense of humor and an internet connection. wink.gif

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PostTue Apr 01, 2008 3:05 pm 
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I still want to know if that is NB's pooch!!!!   ?
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PostTue Apr 01, 2008 3:18 pm 
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Tazz wrote:
I still want to know if that is NB's pooch!!!!   ?

Nope, not NB's dog.  He belongs to an OSAT member named Tino (?), I cant remember the name of the dog though.
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PostTue Apr 01, 2008 4:34 pm 
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My favorites are the Goo and alcohol refreshment drinks and the switch from plastic to regular mountaineering boots. Be that as it may the perfect April Fools report, very well done!
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PostTue Apr 01, 2008 4:46 pm 
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Well done Opus, still trying to decide if the TR or responses are more amusing!! fencing.gif   biggrin.gif
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PostTue Apr 01, 2008 4:54 pm 
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Thanks all!  It was fun to write up and piece together.  I should say only one of those photos was taken on Si itself.  The rest are cobbled together from a crevasse rescue training trip on the Baker Easton glacier (nobody noticed he was prussiking out with two ropes!), a trip up Teneriffe, Talapus lake, and snow camping practice on the Stevens ski slopes.

Of course those are all just stand in photos, next year I plan to find the real Mt. Si glacier!  agree.gif
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PostTue Apr 01, 2008 6:13 pm 
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What??? You mean that wasn't the Mt. Si glacier???    bawl.gif

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