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Lake of the Hanging Glacier # 982

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Date: 1997/08
Vantage Point: From the North end of the Lake - the end of the hiking trail

Caption: Shows the Lake of the Hanging Glacier before breakup. The Ice front can be seen at the end of the lake. Prominent places from the left include: Commander Mountain and the Jumbo Neve, and the three peaks of The Lieutenants (W peak is furthest right).

PhotoDescr: The first ascent of the W peak (furthest right) of The Lieutenants contoured around the right side of the lake and gained the ridge. From there it followed the ridge and the right skyline to gain the W peak summit. The second ascent of the W peak was done by the legendary Fred Beckey and J. Rupley. The went around the left side of the lake and crossed the glacier to gain the base of the east face. From reading the ascent information I believe they started near the right end of the Ice front of the glacier to the top of the cliffs below the snow slope. They then went leftward up the Rock Rib below the upper snow slope to the left. They then ascended the upper snow slope to the base of the final wall, climbing it and reaching the right skyline near the W peak summit. The first ascent of the Center Peak was done along the right skyline from the W peak. The first ascent of the E Peak ascended the icefall below Commander to the Jumbo Neve, then followed the left sklyine to the E Peak summit.

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