Thursday, August 06, 2015

Abbot Pass trip day 2, Mt. Huber (continued)

Dropping from SE ridge to Huber glacier

Looking at our objective
Traversing across steep face during the ascent, recent storm snow was about 4" thick above hard ice. Protected running belays with ice screws. Crossed a poorly bridged crevasse that ran across most of the face.

We traversed across the front to the very edge of the glacier and ascended where we felt there was less chance of triggering a shallow slab

Summit of Huber! Accidentally walked right up to the cornice. Upon retreating from cornice, promptly fell in a crevasse to my knee right near the summit... heavily crevassed little mountain.

Our ascent/descent route from the SE ridge
Looking back at Huber

Back on the SE ridge
Heading back to the hut

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