Mt Hood, South Side: Ice on the Pearly Gates

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19 October 2002

crevasse Jeff in a crevasse on the WHite Salmon Glacier.

Jeff Manor and I climbed Mt Hood. Jeff had a nice vomit session next to the fumaroles. He stopped at the bergschrund because of horrendous rockfall, especially since he had no helmet. I climbed the Pearly Gates to the summit in stupid icy conditions. It was a nice change to climb real ice on Mt Hood's dog route. I can't recall whether we had beers at Timberline.

Pearly Gates Pearly Gates with ice shining more like diamonds.

Hogsback Jeff climbs down the Hogsback.

awesome Dirty glacier style, baby.

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