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Shangri-La and Tiger Pass # 17407

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Date: 2016.08.05
Vantage Point: From lower slopes enroute to Ethelbert

Caption: Shangri-La basin and Tiger Pass in back. Far left center is Dunbar Lake.

PhotoDescr: I took this photo looking back south as we were climbing the lower slopes of Ethelbert. In the foreground, you can see some of the little lakes of the upper Shangri_la basin, towards Ethelbert. Against the far rocky wall you can see the main Dunbar Lakes. The area is covered with beautiful larch trees. In the background skyline, you can see the north side of Tiger pass which is the route into this area from the south (coming from Frances Leadqueen). We had come in from the north via Templeton Lake. As you can see, the Tiger Pass route has a glacier you must descend. I assume you'd stay close to the mountain on the right, then skirt the glacier and come down the steep snow just right of the creek. But we could see bare ice in places, so perhaps crampons would be useful, although Dan Richardson's report did not mention them. To the right of the pass is Bassoon Peak and to the left is the long curved ridge of Horeb Mountain.

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