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The Ramp on Athabasca's Normal Route # 10259

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Date: 2007.09.08
Vantage Point: From North Glacier of Mount Athabasca

Caption: Conditions were great until we got to the ramp.

PhotoDescr: The ramp leads from the base of the Silverhorn, a subpeak of Athabasca, across the face of the mountain above an icefall and below seracs, to reach the summit ridge. In this photo you can see our tracks starting high on the left side of the photo and crossing toward the sunlit section. Where our tracks end the snow was unconsolidated, faceted crud about three feet deep, steeply tilted from left to right.

When John slowed to a crawl stamping a trail through this stuff, we decided to turn around. As you can see, a fall here leads to an abrupt drop.

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