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Upper Tellot Glacier Camp 2003 (a New Route and Two Variations)
Timestamp Free: 2019.10.19 - 12:39:20
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges
  (1 days)
Participants: Graham Rowbotham and Janez Ales All sorts of grades.
Triple Crescent, a new route on Tellot Spire climbed by Graham Rowbotham, Luca, and Janez Ales, and two variations climbed by G. Rowbotham and J. Ales on Phantom Tower and Stiletto Needle.
Summer 2003 saw a large party camped at the Dragon's Tail campground on the Upper Tellot Glacier, just south of Dragonback Peak. Participants were: Jesse Mason, Toby Froschauer, Jeff Hunt, Robert Nugent, Don Serl, Ade Miller, Graham Rowbotham, Luca Bellin, Silvia Alessi, and Janez Ales.

We were extremely lucky with the weather on this trip. Out of three weeks that my climbing partner Graham and I stayed on the Tellot Glacier we only had about 3-4 forced rest days due to storms or high winds. We spent the first two weeks at the Dragon's Tail Camp. The rest of the party was leaving and with some storm coming in we had to move all our stuff don to the Plummer Hut. The weather window came the next morning for the flight out. Graham and I decided in the last minute to stay there an additional extra week.

The nicest route we climbed was a new route on the Tellot Spire. From the Upper Tellot we climbed a variation of an existing route on Stilleto Needle, and a variation on the only route on Phantom Tower We also climbed the upper part of the South Ridge on Serra II (which was accessed through the col on the south side of Serra I), Dentiform, scramble up Dragonback Peak, and payed a visit to Plummer Hut where we joined the crowed on a social ascent of Claw Peak. There were total of eight of us on the summit on that beautiful afternoon. After moving te camp to the Plummer Hut we climbed routes on the Blade and Tedium Tower.

Some of the pictures taken on this trip:

See photo: Hues on Mount Bute.

See photo: Mount Waddington, Mount Munday, and Bravo Peak in the Morning Light.

See photo: Dwarfs and Giants.

See photo: Sun Rays Towards Claw Peak.

See photo: [Photo6274-Mount Waddingon Summits Through the...

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