North Palisade Peak, Clyde Couloir
Chuck Raper high in the Clyde Couloir
May 11-13, 2009
Our first trip into the Palisades this year was to climb the Clyde Couloir with Chuck Raper. The weather was clear with high winds. The route is in great shape at the moment. The bergshrund on the Palisade Glacier is easily crossed and the current snow conditions in the chute are supurb.
The entire photo gallery is here: http://kurtwedberg.smugmug.com/gallery/8202780_q54pC/1/535974139_p4ykZ
Mt. Langley, NE Couloir
Rick & Brian on the NE Couloir of Mt. Langley
Rick & Brian on the summit of Mt. Langley
May 1-3, 2009
Brian Bentrott, Rick Putnam, and Kurt Wedberg climbed the NE Couloir of Mt. Langley. This was a training climb for Rick’s upcoming Mt. McKinley climb in June. Under a windy and stormy day we climbed the 40+ degree chute to the summit of Mt. Langley.
The entire photo gallery is here: http://kurtwedberg.smugmug.com/gallery/8095299_4rxz8/1/527546726_5Nhjg