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06-27-2012, 06:00 PM #1
MT.Rainier.Significant new first descent- Variation to Liberty Rdg/Lwr Thermogenisis
These guys were getting after it.
Video is particularly impressive.
http://county5.blogspot.com/2012/06/liberty-ridge.htmlHugh Conway is my moral compass.
06-27-2012, 06:07 PM #2Registered User
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good stuffI can't believe you are a rando racer because I look so much better in Lycra than you.
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06-27-2012, 06:14 PM #3
Outstanding to say the least"I wouldn't recommend sex, drugs or insanity for everyone, but they've always worked for me." - Hunter S. Thompson
06-27-2012, 08:21 PM #4
Yes, rad indeed.
06-27-2012, 09:01 PM #5
06-28-2012, 01:19 AM #6Registered User
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Last edited by auvgeek; 06-28-2012 at 10:04 AM."Alpine rock and steep, deep powder are what I seek, and I will always find solace there." - Bean Bowers
shroom put it best: "Man, you're one biased motherfucker."
06-28-2012, 09:50 AM #7
Now THAT is a downright awesome and proper TR. Lots of gripping work and challenges on that. Great accomplishment.
06-28-2012, 09:52 AM #8
06-28-2012, 11:04 AM #9
06-28-2012, 11:51 AM #10
Damn. That was awesome.My orders came through. My squadron ships out tomorrow. We're bombing the storage depots at Daiquiri at 1800 hours. We're coming in from the north, below their radar.
06-28-2012, 12:10 PM #11
Wow - great TR!
06-28-2012, 02:21 PM #12
STRONG work. brilliant tr and effort, thanks for sharing. What a contrasting experience to what was going on elsewhere on the mountain around that time, A ranger lost his life in a rescue of a party on the Emmons route.
06-28-2012, 03:08 PM #13
TRs like this make me wish I'd gotten into climbing when I was young enough to accomplish feats of greatness. Oh well, I ain't dead yet.
Thanks for posting it.I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things. -אלוהים אדירים
06-28-2012, 04:05 PM #14
06-28-2012, 10:17 PM #15
WoW.................!ski paintingshttp://michael-cuozzo.fineartamerica.com" horror has a face; you must make a friend of horror...horror and moral terror.. are your friends...if not, they are enemies to be feared...the horror"....col Kurtz
06-29-2012, 02:04 AM #16
Noice. I believe there is a picture of that line in the dictionary next to the word burly. Thnx for posting it scots.We own it!
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06-29-2012, 03:35 AM #17Mike Pow
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- Between a rock and a soft place. Aberdare and The Brecon Beacons, Wales
A for effort and execution
06-29-2012, 08:47 AM #18Registered User
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Does this suggest something about overall good coverage on the N and W sides of Rainier? What are the Carbon, Russel, Edmunds, Mowich etc. glaciers like this time of year, as far as snowbridge coverage/crevasse visibility?
06-29-2012, 10:28 AM #19
Awesome! I don't know how anyone is supposed to get work done when people post TRs like this.
Thanks for sharing.
06-29-2012, 10:36 AM #20
cool stuff but i really don't get the first descent claims by most people who do it. maybe the first posted on youtube and tgr, but i don't see how there's any legitimate verification other than word of mouth."We sit together, the mountain and I, until only the mountain remains." -Li Po
06-29-2012, 10:46 AM #21
06-29-2012, 10:56 AM #22
The guys checked with the local ski historians and Lowell Skoog is kinda like the unofficial Elizabeth Hawley of the PNW so stuff on Rainer is pretty well documented and as Brit says the Rangers know a lot of what has and has not been skied.
It's always possible somebody did it before but you have to consider how plausible that is.
As to claiming first descents... some want to...some don't....I see no harm if it's a significant line( as this is) and the claim is plausible.Hugh Conway is my moral compass.
06-29-2012, 11:02 AM #23
Funny how FD is significant to some and not others.
As for me, it's a ridiculously ballsy line that I'm not going to do and I could care less about who did the FD. Props to the participators from this peanut.Merde De Glace
06-29-2012, 11:06 AM #24Move upside and let the man go through...
06-29-2012, 11:55 AM #25"We sit together, the mountain and I, until only the mountain remains." -Li Po