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Banquo

Trad climber
Morgan Hill, CA (Mo' Hill)
Topic Author's Original Post - Feb 16, 2011 - 07:27am PT
This is a 9x9 photo that hangs on the wall in my office. I no longer recall where I got it. It is dated April 44, the B24 is rigged for photo reconnaissance and named Shaknstuff. I can't make out the BUNO
Credit: Banquo
Credit: Banquo
Credit: Banquo
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Feb 16, 2011 - 07:35am PT
Just having my coffee in bed. The view is of the Ruth Gorge with the Pig (Denali) in the background. Good view of the massive face on Dickey and, also, Barrille. Not sure about the plane, could be of a vintage that we jumped out of in SF in 63/64.

You can also see the South Face of Bradley- Crouch and I put up a route on it "The Bourbon Bottle" in around 96/97.
Brian in SLC

Social climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Feb 16, 2011 - 08:12am PT
Wow, that's a great shot of the Ruth.
J. Werlin

Social climber
Cedaredge, CO
Feb 16, 2011 - 08:24am PT
The Bourbon Bottle--didn't Crouch write that one up? I seem to remember a bit-o-heaving on the glacier.
WBraun

climber
Feb 16, 2011 - 08:31am PT
This Ruth Gorge has not one tree.

Where is nice flowers and green grass for cow to graze.

You get sent there to suffer .....
east side underground

Trad climber
Hilton crk,ca
Feb 16, 2011 - 08:34am PT
is it possible to stump the great Donini?
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Feb 16, 2011 - 09:01am PT
Now there's a thread!.
crunch

Social climber
CO
Feb 16, 2011 - 10:28am PT
Is it possible to stump Donini? Hmmmm.

Hey, Jim, a harder one for you. Do you remember the name of the mountain in the background?
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Tami

Social climber
Canada
Feb 16, 2011 - 10:32am PT
Aww, crunch, that's easy!!! Mt Baker still smokin', Shuksan next to it & that's prolly the start of Slesse next to that. Or the "murrican border peak. And the Fraser River flowin' next to the brontos. Nice wingspan on the terrordactyl.


Don't have to be DONINI to get that one.



And Werner you crack me up.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Feb 16, 2011 - 10:34am PT
Thread title makes no sense. They all are.
Gregory Crouch

Social climber
Walnut Creek, California
Apr 25, 2013 - 11:23am PT
Banquo, I hadn't seen this thread. What a fabulous photo.

I hope that it's as treasured a possession in your household as it would be in mine.

Incredible.

Banquo

climber
Amerricka
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 25, 2013 - 03:23pm PT
Greg-

Glad you like it, perhaps you have something to trade for it. Probably means more to you than to me since I've never been there.

a couple years ago Donini invited me to go climbing with you and him but it rained or something and we didn't go.

Dan Merrick
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Apr 25, 2013 - 03:30pm PT
I'll bet it brings back some memories Greg......and that plane could be right out of "China's Wings."
Gene

climber
Apr 25, 2013 - 04:05pm PT
Those shadows on the right side of the top image are incredible. What peak?

g
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Apr 25, 2013 - 04:29pm PT
Those shadows are probably, given the location, from the Bears Tooth and Eye Tooth....subsidiary peaks of the Moose's Tooth.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Apr 25, 2013 - 05:47pm PT
I thought "Shaknstuff" was Maestri's nickname.
Gregory Crouch

Social climber
Walnut Creek, California
Apr 26, 2013 - 09:40am PT
Banquo... Bummer we missed the opportunity.

Christ knows what I'd have around here worthy of trading for it... a signed and dedicated Enduring Patagonia hardcover perhaps?

As far as I know, the world's supply of mint condition hardcovers is down to 8. (The ones left in my closet.)

China's Wings if you've already got one of EP?

PS: I've got a thing for nose art.


Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Apr 26, 2013 - 10:23am PT
Barille looks spectacular in that picture. It looks like it used to be higher than Dickey by another thousand feet or so!

Speaking of Dickey, has the Wine Bottle ever had a second ascent? That gets my vote for most spectacular alpine rock route in north america.
Gregory Crouch

Social climber
Walnut Creek, California
Apr 26, 2013 - 12:03pm PT
Dickey is colossal.
GhoulweJ

Trad climber
El Dorado Hills, CA
Apr 26, 2013 - 12:06pm PT
Colossal Dickey... snicker snicker
Gregory Crouch

Social climber
Walnut Creek, California
Apr 26, 2013 - 03:17pm PT
Go look at it Goulwej and tell me it isn't. ;-)
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 26, 2013 - 03:53pm PT
Those look like standard issue B-24's to me but it is hard to say. Besides,
the shot is likely from another B-24 so it seems to me they were on a
roundabout return from Adak or just boys out of Fairbanks getting some
time in. But as weathered as the tail feathers are they probably
didn't need to build any time.
Banquo

climber
Amerricka
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 27, 2013 - 09:13am PT
Reilly-

Shaknstuff was a B24 F-7A the photographic reconnaissance version. probably the 11th Photographic Group (Mapping).

There are a couple more photos of Shaknstuff here:
http://www.b24bestweb.com/Pics-F7-SA-SZ.htm

The site above has a copy of my photo but it come from me. I believe mine is the only and original print from 1944. It has been picked up by a few websites since I first posted it.
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