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Silvertip Mountain Alpenglow - West Ridge # 12692

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Date: 2009.05.28
Vantage Point: Col between Rideout and Silvertip

Caption: The west ridge of Silvertip Mountain in the sunset light

PhotoDescr: A few friends and I headed up the peak in a two-day trip from the Silver-Skagit Road. This is a very direct approach with a hefty amount of elevation gain and requiring some careful routefinding through steep and bushy terrain. It is a harder but safer route, compared to the north approach, especially in late spring/early summer when cornices are smashing down the north aspects. We enjoyed a beautiful evening spent in the large open saddle between Mount Rideout and Silvertip. The surrounding terrain was very active with slides and icefall, which made for some spectacular entertainment from a safe vantage point.

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