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The Northeast Aspect of Mount Bess # 14413

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Date: 2010.08.02
Vantage Point: About one-third of the way up the neve to the seracs and the 'boardwalk'

Caption: The steeper and more rugged side of Mount Bess

PhotoDescr: See Trip Report #7128 for details of our ascents of Jackpine, Chown, and Holmes.

At the point this photo was taken, Liam and I had climbed some 650 m from the elevation of our camp, crossed a scrambly traverse, descended a broad ridge for 175 m to the neve of the Chown Glacier, and had just begun our 750 m ascent of the glacier to the summit of Chown. We knew it would be a long day, but we were fortunate to arrive at the summit around 4 p.m., which gave us enough light to get back to camp without using headlamps.

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