The camp was located in open forest beside a clearing where the helicopter could land. It consisted of a large communal dining tent and smaller kitchen. The participants slept in two man tents. The weather was unsettled with uncertain avalanche conditions. In the first days we had some heavy snow falls and made mostly short runs on ridges and bowls close to treeline. One day we made a longer up and down traverse along timberline to the NE, then had a long run to the valley bottom and skinned back to camp along the creek. On Wednesday we managed to climb the 7900' peak at the head of the valley. [photo]img019.jpg[caption]The lower ridge below Bombay[/photo]
Finally on Thursday the weather seemed stable enough to try the higher peaks to the west. We gained a spur ridge on the east slopes of Bombay half way up. When we reached the summit ridge just north of the col with Wiser we had our first view of Hallam which seemed too far from our camp for even the best conditions. [photo]img022.jpg[caption]Hallam Peak in Winter[/photo]
[photo]img023.jpg[caption]Bombay Peak in Winter[/photo]
We then descended a short distance to the Magic Carpet Glacier and climbed it to the summit of Joy. At that time we had no names for any of these features. We then had a marvelous run down the glacier to where it drops steeply into the valley.
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