Topic Author's Original Post - Jan 28, 2013 - 06:35pm PT
Must be true! I wanted to do this line when we were in Cham back in '78. Thought about it again late winter of '11. Thought I knew how to climb ice in '78. I would have shite myself by the looks of it! Likely result in '11 as well. Nice work bitd Todd, by you and Tobin!
Fat or thin Todd, that is a proud line in '78 just as it is today. French guide says 85 degrees! On curved gear or terros of course. It was all the "right stuff" bitd. The best lines hold full value for generations. This is obviously one of the best.
photos courtesy of Jon Griffith and alpineexposures.com
Jon's photos continue to amaze me. I got to take some of his food at 14K camp on Denali (in 2011. year after I started hiking/mountaineering) when they were leaving....after setting the new Cassin speed record I believe! Him and his partner were nice guys.
Todd, great work.It was a pleasure hanging with you in the Adirondacks back around 1979-80 not to long after you were in Chamonix.I Heard the stories before you walked in the door of EMS in Lake Placid and I met you for the first time. Salute! Gill-ey