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Cayoosh Mountain from Stonecrop Glacier # 16309

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Date: 2004.06.25
Vantage Point: Stonecrop Glacier

Caption: Cayoosh Mountain from South East

PhotoDescr: Photo was taken in the morning hours climbing Slalok via Sronecrop face. Conditions were absolute. At this spot one of our cameras accidentally dropped and disappeared of sight. Sharp cracking sound of its plastic body bouncing off rocks below left little hope of recovering. The offered consolation reasoning that someone might find it later and return it to the owner didn't seem to be so effective to lift the spirits. Still we had to keep pushing on as snow started getting sunlight.

On the way back looked for it and found sitting on a wide ledge. The joy was very short though as upon inspection realized that during fall camera lost its batteries and the memory card.

Some characters don't easily give up: looked a bit higher and surely got both the card and the batteries! Even more: the camera still worked!

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