12 hours up and down and up and down Mt. Hood yesterday.
We had to bail part way up an attempt on the Eliot glacier headwall. Based on the forecast, we thought we’d have more time, but the sun came out early and with a vengeance. We heard a loud CRACK! and some rumbling nearby, the chutes started spitting rocks down at us, and we carefully vamoosed back onto safer pastures.
Above is a picture of Joel slogging his way back down the stinky spine of Hogsback (fumaroles on either side emit sulfurous gases). We were both a little disappointed in having to make that decision to bail, maybe nothing would have happened, but that shit is never worth it.
Chicks…umm…dig, scars..?? Photo today by @drummerboygreg . #gnarnia (via Twitter / taylorphinney: Chicks…umm…dig, scars..?? …)
Photo @ladzinski / Rock climbing has many genres to it, it’s not always about just getting to the top. In many facets of the sport it’s primarily about the movement involved and the purity of the rock formation. Professional climber @joey_kinder seen here taking the most difficult path of resistance at the “Hurricave” in Hurricane Utah @natgeocreative by natgeo
Here is the podium of the 1st edition of @LaCoursebyTDF 1. @marianne_vos 2. @kirsten_wild 3. @L_Kirch #Bravo (via Twitter / LaCoursebyTDF: Here is the podium of the 1st …)