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Ed Bannister

Mountain climber
Victorville, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Dec 12, 2005 - 09:40pm PT
Post a pic of your favorite peak, I lack the tech tonight but thought a little positive would be nice here!
Jody

Mountain climber
Templeton, CA
Dec 12, 2005 - 09:44pm PT


Gary

climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Dec 12, 2005 - 09:49pm PT
Not bad, Jody. But how about

Jody

Mountain climber
Templeton, CA
Dec 12, 2005 - 10:05pm PT
Hey, a couple of hours after I took that pic, the weather was worse than in yours...I still win. :)

Isn't it amazing how bad weather more or less defines the mountain experience? Nice weather is great and all but you really haven't experienced it until you get the snot beat out of you by a storm while on the side of one of those beeeyooteeful peaks.
Mike.

climber
Dec 12, 2005 - 10:33pm PT
Some people who have great technical photographic ability lack the aesthetic component. You have a great sense of composition, Jody. I always enjoy your shots--it's a windfall to see good work for free. Kudos and thanks.
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Dec 12, 2005 - 10:46pm PT
Dhauligiri
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Dec 12, 2005 - 10:48pm PT
Machupuchare


From my Nepal gallery at

http://www.printroom.com/pro/peaklight

Peace

karl
Gary

climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Dec 12, 2005 - 11:14pm PT
Jody: Hey, a couple of hours after I took that pic, the weather was worse than in yours...I still win. :)


I lose again!

Hey, a couple of hours after I took my pic, it was beautiful and sunny! Humphreys is a beautiful peak, and that just happens to be the best shot of it I have. My favorite breakfast spot in Bishop is the Western Kitchen, only because it has a view of Humphreys out the front window.

Now if it had a view of Dhauligiri...
Ouch!

climber
Dec 13, 2005 - 12:14am PT
NinjaChimp

climber
Davis, CA
Dec 13, 2005 - 02:21am PT
Jody, Where is that lovely shot of yours and how big are those boulders by the lake?

KarlP

Social climber
Queensland, NorCal, Iceland
Dec 13, 2005 - 07:33am PT
Where is that one of ouch's? I don't recognise that road at all.


Three of my favourites

Tibrogargan, Crookneck and Beerwah, along with a few of their friends.
KarlP

Social climber
Queensland, NorCal, Iceland
Dec 13, 2005 - 07:46am PT
and one more, something in north america for a change...

One of the Arrigetch peaks
matty

Big Wall climber
Valencia, CA
Dec 13, 2005 - 12:09pm PT
This one is always easy on the eyes-

Gary

climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Dec 13, 2005 - 01:42pm PT
Alpamayo alwyas seems to be the consensus winner.
Hootervillian

climber
Hooterville
Dec 13, 2005 - 01:45pm PT
matty,!




my wallpaper has just been updated.

Patrick Sawyer

climber
Originally California now Ireland
Dec 13, 2005 - 01:47pm PT
Far too many, but okay, I'll play, it's tie between Alpamayo and Machupuchare.
Ouch!

climber
Dec 13, 2005 - 01:52pm PT
KarlP, thaat is in Canada. From really old slides that turned all purple.


matty

Big Wall climber
Valencia, CA
Dec 13, 2005 - 02:11pm PT
Hooter- if you want that pic at full resolution I can email you one. It's much better looking.
Polar Sun

Trad climber
Joshua Tree
Dec 13, 2005 - 02:29pm PT
Cerro Torre after a winter storm. Unbelievable sight,
Mr Knucklehead

Mountain climber
that unmarked van in front of your house
Dec 13, 2005 - 03:21pm PT
"Jody, Where is that lovely shot of yours and how big are those boulders by the lake?"

looks like Seven Gables. Maybe taken by Vee lake? Great photo!!
Hootervillian

climber
Hooterville
Dec 13, 2005 - 03:25pm PT
i'd appreciate that. or maybe i can just pretend i'm there with my foggy, scratchy goggles on.


thanks, i'm high speed...
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Dec 13, 2005 - 06:08pm PT
Gary suggested that I put this over here

Bear Creek Spire

scuffy b

climber
S Cruz
Dec 13, 2005 - 07:16pm PT
Gene Fisher:
I agree that Cerro Torre is awesome and beautiful,
but do you really mean after a Winter storm?
Like July or August?
I always thought people went there in the Summer (e.g. January)
so they could experience conditions that were only as bad
as "typical" Winter conditions.
Please fill me in.
sm
Jody

Mountain climber
Templeton, CA
Dec 13, 2005 - 08:04pm PT
Man! Those are awesome images! Thanks for the kudos on my Seeven Gables shot. Those boulders I believe were about 20' high. There were tons of them around. The view is from the SE shore of Vee Lake.

Karl, that is the most striking image of BCS I have seen! Very nice!

Here is a little bit different perspective of BCS.

Gary

climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Dec 13, 2005 - 08:25pm PT
Bear Creek Spire is beeyoootiful, for sure. I don't have a picture, but BCS as seen from Julius Caesar is mind bending. The U-shaped ridge connecting them would make even Peter Croft pucker at the thought of the traverse.
Jody

Mountain climber
Templeton, CA
Dec 13, 2005 - 08:29pm PT
Gary, the ridge in the background in this picture? :)
Gary

climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Dec 13, 2005 - 08:34pm PT
Jody, I only saw it from the top of JC. That is very similar. I have no idea if anyone has ever done that traverse, but it made my spine tingle looking at it.

I'll try to find a picture. Where was that picture taken from?
Jody

Mountain climber
Templeton, CA
Dec 13, 2005 - 08:39pm PT
That was taken via 500mm telephoto from just above Mack lake on the east side. The steep ridge coming down from the upper left is the west ridge of BCS and the jagged ridge is the one that connects with Julius Caesar I believe.
can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Dec 13, 2005 - 09:21pm PT
Hey Alpspitz, how about your namesake?
Ed Bannister

Mountain climber
Victorville, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 13, 2005 - 11:06pm PT
can't say? Alpspitz is not one place, but any peak in the alps.

Pasadena area used to be a home to many climbers, Maurer, Bosson, Mari, even the guy with the most peaks, Norm Kingsley lived in LaCanada, so can't say, if I am Ed, then who are you?


KARL!!! everyone has posted really beeyooteeful stuff and thanks go out to all, but yours is exceptional.
Gary

climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Dec 13, 2005 - 11:45pm PT
Jody, that does it. I'm headed back to Italy Pass this year and get a picture from the summit of JC.

Granite Park is worth revisiting, anyway.
GrandMastaD

Social climber
Dec 13, 2005 - 11:47pm PT
Breathtaking!!

http://users.bentonrea.com/~surmeyer/summer2003/Disney/disney_matterhorn_family.jpg
Jody

Mountain climber
Templeton, CA
Dec 13, 2005 - 11:50pm PT
In October I made a quick run up to Mono Pass and met some guys coming down the trail. They had been up trying to find JC and never did. Then they got caught in a snowstorm. Is it that hard to find? here is another view of the terrain in the area.



and another view of BCS
can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Dec 13, 2005 - 11:58pm PT
Whatever Alpspitz, but that's the name of that peak in Garmisch and I looked at it every morning I woke up there for five years.
Wonder

climber
WA
Dec 14, 2005 - 01:57am PT
F - canada. i been all the way to dawson, its no good except for mushroom picking. I vote Himmies,
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Dec 14, 2005 - 02:23am PT
one of my favorite places in the world,
in Canada, eh...

Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Dec 14, 2005 - 02:23am PT
in the States....

Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Dec 14, 2005 - 02:24am PT
and in the same area as above:


Ed Bannister

Mountain climber
Victorville, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 14, 2005 - 08:52am PT
OK, Can't, you are correct. It's both a peak, and a generalization. Und weil du funf Jahre in Garmish gewohnt hast, darf ich annehmen dass du auch Deutsch kanst? Oder aber hast du in Partenkirchen gewohnt und wir sind alle gesandbagged?

and... if you really can't say, and you live in Pasadena, was your dad a dentist?

JODY!!
Lots of great pics from everybody, but we must acknowledge, Jody is cool, a real giver, and first to post!
Patrick Sawyer

climber
Originally California now Ireland
Dec 14, 2005 - 09:01am PT
Can't Say, that is Alpspitze with an e on the end. Alpspitz is probably just saying that without the e then it means any peak in the Alps.

Some great pix on this thread, again Jody you show that you have a knack for photography, although Ed and Karl - and others - also are excellent photographers.

GrandMastaD, I have always wanted to climb that peak but I think it is off limits for religious or spiritual reasons or something like that.
KarlP

Social climber
Queensland, NorCal, Iceland
Dec 14, 2005 - 09:22am PT
Ed, I saw the bugs on your first pic, but where are the "american" ones?
Gary

climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Dec 14, 2005 - 10:27am PT
Jody, JC is not hard to find at all. Head out of Pine Creek, make a right at Honeymoon Lake, and another right at Italy Pass. Can't miss it. The guys you met were definitely doing it a more interesting way. The storm must have stopped them.

Nice photos of the area, by the way.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Dec 14, 2005 - 11:28am PT
Wind River Range, Cirque of the Towers...

first one is Pingora (the 50 crowded climbs East Face) and the second is Warrior (which has a very impressive Beckey 5.9 on it).
can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Dec 14, 2005 - 12:19pm PT
Alpspitz, I was stationed in Garmisch while I was in the Army. I worked as a skipatrolman and climbing instructor/guide in the early 70s and later in the mid 80s. Sorry I can't respond in German, but like my math skills, my language skills also suck. I guess I was around too many Mericans.

It was kind of cool and a bunch of us have a reunion ever year at some gigungus ski resort for 3 days of drinking and skiing. Though these days its more skiing then drinking. My time in Garmisch associtated with the military made the movie MASH, look like a full-on drama.

Here's the link for our bunch http://afrcski.com/

We had a few core dudes like Dave Stutzman, RIP, and Jessie Gurthrie who were around then.

Patrick, until I saw his fluency in German, I assumed his user name was merely a Merican's understanding of the language.
Jacek

Mountain climber
Dec 14, 2005 - 01:49pm PT
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Dec 14, 2005 - 03:42pm PT
That point thang above is beautiful

here's Annapurna


and, a personal favorite just cause it's the heart of Yosemite



peace

Karl
Patrick Sawyer

climber
Originally California now Ireland
Dec 14, 2005 - 04:22pm PT
Jacek, what is the peak? Karl, I should know but haven't been home in years - what's the peak? Gawd, it's so familiar but the name escapes me.
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
Dec 14, 2005 - 05:00pm PT
Nice stuff!; Karl, Jody (the moon!), ed,gary. Marty, Janek.

Any photos of Mt Clark? If that's the right peak, fin-like deal south of little yose?
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Dec 14, 2005 - 05:26pm PT
Mount Clark from my Sunset Gallery

Patrick Sawyer

climber
Originally California now Ireland
Dec 14, 2005 - 05:28pm PT
Jaysus, how stupid of me. I've climbed Cathedral twice back in the mid-1970s, and to think I couldn't recognise it. Either I'm I'm going to jump of the Cliffs of Moher or make my way back home to climb it again to refresh my memory.
Jacek

Mountain climber
Dec 14, 2005 - 05:48pm PT
That's Laila peak in Pakistan.
Lots of beautiful peaks there. What about the shining wall of Gasherbrum IV, with it's stunning contrast of white marble and black diorite - a must see in the evening light:

rradakovits

Sport climber
san diego
Dec 14, 2005 - 08:39pm PT


kailash, the holy mountain

officially never climbed
Jody

Mountain climber
Templeton, CA
Dec 14, 2005 - 11:50pm PT
I am surprised noone has mentioned the Tetons yet.(Sorry about the bad scans.)


Jody

Mountain climber
Templeton, CA
Dec 14, 2005 - 11:56pm PT
Also, Squaretop in the Wind River Range is very striking:
Wonder

climber
WA
Dec 15, 2005 - 01:08am PT
all right, ill change my vote. Cathedral. been there. its beautiful, from the bottom to the top.
Ron Olsen

Trad climber
Boulder Colorado
Dec 15, 2005 - 03:52am PT
Tre Cime de Lavaredo after a storm.

Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Dec 16, 2005 - 12:39am PT
North Face of the Grand Teton

EdBannister

Mountain climber
13,000 feet
Sep 10, 2018 - 08:25pm PT
Credit: EdBannister
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 10, 2018 - 08:31pm PT
The Obelisk, Mt. Clark.
The Obelisk, Mt. Clark.
Credit: mouse from merced
hailman

Trad climber
Ventura, CA
Sep 10, 2018 - 08:59pm PT
Bear Creek Spire is beeyoootiful, for sure. I don't have a picture, but BCS as seen from Julius Caesar is mind bending. The U-shaped ridge connecting them would make even Peter Croft pucker at the thought of the traverse.

Here's a shot of BCS from Julius Caesar:
Bear Creek Spire
Bear Creek Spire
Credit: hailman

didn't catch the ridge, though.

Can I vote for the entire Sierra Crest above the Owens Valley?!

Magical........and many others take better pictures than me! Post up!

Sierra Crest
Sierra Crest
Credit: hailman

Sierra Crest
Sierra Crest
Credit: hailman

Sierra Crest
Sierra Crest
Credit: hailman

Sierra Crest
Sierra Crest
Credit: hailman

Sierra Crest
Sierra Crest
Credit: hailman

Or maybe Lone Pine Peak? The casual visitor's Mt Whitney?

Also, some of those Cascades peaks. Mt Shuksan took my breath away from the Baker Ski Area.
Jody

climber
Occupied Territory
Sep 10, 2018 - 09:15pm PT
EdBannister

Mountain climber
13,000 feet
Sep 10, 2018 - 09:32pm PT
ahh Jody i was hoping you would post this...
i looked up this old thread because i saw your earlier post..
gorgeous!!
hailman

Trad climber
Ventura, CA
Sep 10, 2018 - 09:59pm PT
^^^^ Wow, Jody. that is sublime...it almost looks like Mt Humphreys, although seems a bit different. What peak is it?

PS. I gotta have more glaciers!

Mt Baker
Mt Baker
Credit: hailman

skimo-naut on Mt Baker
skimo-naut on Mt Baker
Credit: hailman

Think someone had Mt Clark upthread too:

Mt Clark
Mt Clark
Credit: hailman

bit smoky that day but still nice.
onyourleft

climber
So Oregon
Sep 10, 2018 - 11:04pm PT
Mt. Thielsen - Oregon Cascades
Mt. Thielsen - Oregon Cascades
Credit: onyourleft
Jody

climber
Occupied Territory
Sep 11, 2018 - 06:57am PT
Hailman, that is Mt. Morrison.

Loved your Baker shot, brought back memories of skiing there BITD.

Here are a couple from the same morning, Laurel Mtn. on the right.












Scole

Trad climber
Zapopan
Sep 11, 2018 - 07:30am PT
These are some of my favorites
Pumori
Pumori
Credit: Scole
Ama Dablam
Ama Dablam
Credit: Scole
Cerro Torre
Cerro Torre
Credit: Scole
Capt.

climber
some eastside hovel
Sep 11, 2018 - 07:31am PT
Credit: Capt.
Cerro Torre is definitely spectacular. Stupid phone shot from last February.
AP

Trad climber
Calgary
Sep 11, 2018 - 08:10am PT
Ama Dablam is breathtaking and maybe the most beautiful peak I have seen.
I have never been to the Karakorum though.
What would Donini's vote be?
Capt.

climber
some eastside hovel
Sep 11, 2018 - 08:12am PT
Credit: Capt.
The Cuernos in Paine aren't too shabby to look at either.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 11, 2018 - 08:28am PT
How about smokin’ glaciers?
Mt Baker getting tuned up.
Mt Baker getting tuned up.
Credit: Reilly
okay, whatever

climber
Sep 11, 2018 - 08:31am PT
Mt. Huntington is rather striking, to my aesthetic, and I have seen it...
Mt. Huntington is rather striking, to my aesthetic, and I have seen it from the air flying in and out of the Kahiltna, but have not climbed it.
Credit: okay, whatever
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Sep 11, 2018 - 12:49pm PT
Some look beeyoutiful from the top. (you may recognize this from RMNP)

Credit: ydpl8s
Not my pic, taken from mp a long time ago, I apologize in advance if this is your amazing shot.
frostback

Social climber
great white north
Sep 11, 2018 - 02:09pm PT
Where to start? One of many fav's Mt Augusta Kluane Park
Where to start? One of many fav's Mt Augusta Kluane Park
Credit: per watermark on image
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Sep 11, 2018 - 02:12pm PT
Credit: donini
Credit: donini
Credit: donini
Credit: donini
Credit: donini
Latok with the Ogre 2 in the background
Latok with the Ogre 2 in the background
Credit: donini
Moon over the cirque
Moon over the cirque
Credit: donini
Camp on the Biafo
Camp on the Biafo
Credit: donini
Ogre 2: keft...the Ogre, right
Ogre 2: keft...the Ogre, right
Credit: donini
photo not found
Missing photo ID#525394
Credit: donini
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 11, 2018 - 02:40pm PT
Nice selection, bitchin' in fact, Jim, most of which don't need captioning.

Aside from your skills at climbing and trolling, you've a good eye and know your way around the camera.


Thanks for sharing these beeeyooteeful peaks.

Thanks go to all o' you posters.
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Sep 11, 2018 - 03:59pm PT
Credit: tradmanclimbs
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Sep 11, 2018 - 04:01pm PT
Donnini is cheating ;) Pretty darn near impossible to top those images..... though I do kind of like this one :)
Summit of Buck mtn. <br/>
Summit of Buck mtn.

Credit: tradmanclimbs
EdBannister

Mountain climber
13,000 feet
Sep 11, 2018 - 04:50pm PT
Donini,

those are spectacular...

Never met you, we both climbed with Gordon Brooks a long time ago...

sure do love your photography!!
wilbeer

Mountain climber
Terence Wilson greeneck alleghenys,ny,
Sep 11, 2018 - 05:36pm PT
Nice^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

I am humbled.
Credit: Brendan Wiltse
Eagle Mountain,Dacks
crøtch

climber
Sep 11, 2018 - 05:38pm PT
Donini - What's the name of the mountain in your third photo?
hailman

Trad climber
Ventura, CA
Sep 11, 2018 - 07:20pm PT
Wow this thread took a turn toward the sublime! Thanks all.

PS. Thanks Jody for responding. Always liked Convict Lake area.
Risk

Mountain climber
Marooned, 855 miles from Tuolumne Meadows
Sep 11, 2018 - 07:34pm PT
Mt. Ansel Adams from near Doc Moyle's Camp
Mt. Ansel Adams from near Doc Moyle's Camp
Credit: TMJesse

Mt. Ansel Adams is a favorite.
Jody

climber
Occupied Territory
Sep 11, 2018 - 08:12pm PT
Hailman, here are a couple of more Convict Lake/Laurel Mtn. shots.

This one was the same storm as the previous shots I posted on this thread.



Here is one taken by full moon light.


limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Sep 11, 2018 - 09:07pm PT
Donini, as soon as I saw the title of this thread I thought of that perfect pyramid shape peak you posted. I don’t know what or where it is but ever since I saw the first time you posted it it’s been stuck in my brain.



The old posts on this thread are a good example of why everyone should upload photos to supertopo instead of linking! Not to mention the sizing issues.
Jody

climber
Occupied Territory
Sep 11, 2018 - 09:15pm PT
limpingcrab, when uploading to ST, the image that shows within the thread has a drop-off in quality. You only get an idea as to the quality of the pic if you actually click on it and get the full sized version. I don't think many people actually do that. Here is an example:

Lundy Canyon Beaver Pond
Lundy Canyon Beaver Pond
Credit: Jody

dgbryan

Mountain climber
Hong Kong
Sep 12, 2018 - 01:16am PT
Donini's 3rd photo ... I'll hazard Celestial Peak, Siguniang, Sichuan. Spied from afar. Still on the to-do list.
EdBannister

Mountain climber
13,000 feet
Sep 12, 2018 - 01:43am PT
Credit: EdBannister
limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Sep 12, 2018 - 08:34am PT
Wow, that's definitely a noticeable difference in quality, Jody! Fair point, just make sure you never change your picture hosting site so I can still see the pics next year :)
Jody

climber
Occupied Territory
Sep 12, 2018 - 12:39pm PT
just make sure you never change your picture hosting site

My links are to my own site. Don't plan on changing servers any time soon.
MikeL

Social climber
Southern Arizona
Sep 12, 2018 - 01:49pm PT
donini for the win.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 12, 2018 - 02:01pm PT
Yes, but he should credit that Argentine who took the aerials of Fitzroy and Cerro Torre.
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Sep 12, 2018 - 02:52pm PT
Yeah, Donini for sure! I especially like that - Camp on the Biafo - picture, stunning!
Reeotch

climber
4 Corners Area
Sep 12, 2018 - 03:01pm PT
Wham! Vestal
Wham! Vestal
Credit: Reeotch
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Sep 12, 2018 - 04:08pm PT
buck mountain is pretty darn cool.
Credit: tradmanclimbs
EdBannister

Mountain climber
13,000 feet
Sep 12, 2018 - 10:37pm PT
Reilly??
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 12, 2018 - 11:59pm PT
You rang?

Chosspile
Chosspile
Credit: Reilly
Los Tres Heaps
Los Tres Heaps
Credit: Reilly
neverwas

Mountain climber
ak
Sep 13, 2018 - 01:04am PT
mcginnis
mcginnis
Credit: neverwas
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Social climber
Wilds of New Mexico
Sep 13, 2018 - 08:19am PT
Credit: ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Hiked in and climbed the Wham Ridge on Vestal Peak a couple of summers ago, gorgeous area!
yeahman

Mountain climber
Montana
Sep 13, 2018 - 08:56am PT
Mount St. Nicholas
Mount St. Nicholas
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Social climber
Wilds of New Mexico
Sep 13, 2018 - 11:50am PT
Tetons a couple of weeks ago.

Credit: ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Every time I get my first glimpse of the Tetons driving in they take my breath away!
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