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Hanging Peak and Three Sisters at Sunset # 7649

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Date: 2005.08.12
Vantage Point: From air over the Mosley

Caption: The bulk of Hanging Peak in centre, Three Sisters and Brother Peak above the Bench Glacier at right.

PhotoDescr: You can kind of make out the Beckey/Brill/Lahr north face arete on Brother Peak as the rightmost of two ribs dropping down the white pyramid. The Brill/Lahr route on the Sisters starts on the leftmost slanting rib and finishes up a big, hidden couloir to its right. Brill described the rock as "generally good . . . intersected by several loose horizontal bands". The Bench Glacier looks to have receded a significant amount since 1982 when my edition of 92 N/7 was published.

Hanging Peak was first climbed by the Kafers and John Clarke in 1972 via a south gully. It has a big north face but I have no idea what the rock is like. Probably more spring potential, who knows?

Success and Lowwa are in distance-right.

Photo taken about 9 p. m. on a flight into the Sunrise Glacier west of Waddington.

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