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Mount Sampson - South Side # 728

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Date: 2001.09.15
Vantage Point: From the small glacier on the south side of Mt. Samson.

Caption: South face of Mt. Samson, as seen from a small glacier adjacent to the summit pyramid.

PhotoDescr: This is quite a massive mountain, and you get a better appreciation of its size from the summit. The view down the steep and glaciated north side is quite dramatic as well. I was somewhat uncertain as to the route I would choose. I decided upon the fairly large chute just to the left of center, and stayed with this to about the half way point. From here I traversed slightly over to the right, avoiding steeper slopes directly above me in the process. This lead me just a little to the right of the summit, where I came out onto the ridge. This route was a pleasant class 2-3 scramble on relatively good rock (some loose rock and a scree slope). The summit can be seen just a little to the left of center in this picture. There are other route variations possible.

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