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North Face of Lesser Wedge # 4746

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Date: 2003.11.08
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Caption: A head-on view of Lesser Wedge from the window of a Jet Ranger.

PhotoDescr: A companion look to Fred Touche's shot of the beast from the northeast, here we see the ghastly-looking north couloir which, contrary to the adage that snow lines are never as steep as seen from head on, is damn steep.

From the armchair vantage of photo essay posturing, everything can be climbed, is an excellent climb, and will be done by the contributing author shortly. But that's exactly the point, isn't it? The space to dream, where I am actually a much better ice climber than I am in real life, where unnecessary details like an eight hour ski approach only get in the way!

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