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Triple Peak / Nw Face - Winter (FWA)
Date: Feb 21 2010
Last weekend while coming down off Logan with Tawney and Lindsay
we were wondering what to do as we knew the nice weather was coming
I mentioned Triple of the top of my head and before I knew it Sasha Kubicek, Lindsay Elms and myself were walking 4kms up the Marion Main line next thing I was hanging of a cedar sapling pulling myself up towards the lake at the base of Triple Peak. Snow conditions were rock hard the whole way and were great for crampons. Lots of front pointing up the lower slopes before reaching the base of the main peak. We decided to take the line up the North face which is a popular climb in the summer and come down the route I normally take which heads down the south side. The climb up took four short pitches with some good exposure and Sasha and Lindsay swapped leads and I took it easy by taking the middle so I could take pictures. The summit views were breathtaking seeing as the last few times I was up there Triple was under a thick fog. For the rappels I took the lead as I had a good idea were the saplings were hiding and was able to dig them out enough to wrap a sling around
Taking three raps to reach the upper snow field. Time was getting late in the day and I was dreaming about a good feed and a stiff mug of coffee so I picked the pace up and got us all the way back down to the vehicle in just over two hours which impressed all of us
How to get there?? Same as Triple Peak South West Ridge.
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