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January 2004


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Up the Ridge.  Toby at the top of "sweat hill" and starting up the NE Ridge.  Front chutes of Tallac in background.

Tahoe View.  Chris taking the new splitboard out for a spin.  A steep skintrack and firm snow conditions made for a fairly difficult ascent.


Near the top, skins were pointless on the icy traverse and we had to kick steps up to the ridge.


Views at the top were spectacular as always.

Behind Tallac.  Just below the summit, we angled westward onto the Kalmia Ridge.  Here, Chris points the way down the ridge towards Dicks Pass.

Cornice Danger.  A visual reminder of why you shouldn't walk near the edge of a corniced ridge.  This cornice bomb triggered a small avalanche below.


Desolation Valley.  Toby climbing up towards Kalmia peaklet (peak 9,376').  Pyramid Peak and the Desolation Valley in the background.


Looking Back at Tallac.  Chris on the Kalmia Ridge with Mount Tallac behind.



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