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ionlyski

Trad climber
Kalispell, Montana
Jun 6, 2014 - 04:38pm PT
Oh yeah, we've all done it. RIGHT.
Notice how all the photos after Jim's are like a sunny day on the beach. You're the man Jim, long live! I like the last one of you best in the cave. Had to be pretty recent. Do you even age at all, ever?

I'm with you Reilly. When it goes to whiteout my camera hides but it's probably back in the car anyway cuz I didn't want to carry an extra ounce.


Arne
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jun 6, 2014 - 05:14pm PT
Excellent stuff.


Full, winter conditions I usually prefer to find myself on a chairlift :-)
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Jun 6, 2014 - 05:19pm PT
the proposition hinted-at but not explicitly stated is that climbing in precipitation where the temp is "only" around 31-35 degrees is the worst.
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Social climber
SLO, Ca
Jun 6, 2014 - 05:20pm PT
Credit: ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Credit: ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Credit: ontheedgeandscaredtodeath
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 6, 2014 - 05:44pm PT
MISTER Donini, those are tremendous photos, illustrating bravado and derring-do and True Grit.

As GDavis states, Californians who haven't the money or time to travel to colder climes to climb are at the mercy of the weather, just as are the lucky ones, like yourself, who may find themselves in extremis in those icy places.

I am satisfied with my relatively few successes on mountains here. They impressed ME, my partners, and a few of my friends. That's all that matters, truly. Although I abhor cold, I know others have greater limits of endurance for it.

We all have different levels of ambition in our pursuit of climbing. We all have levels of discomfort, too.

Good on you for doing what you've done and for keeping it going so long.

And for sharing your experience.

Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Jun 6, 2014 - 06:23pm PT
Angel's Crest: an early season full conditions freeclimb. Rock hardware only... Lol

Credit: Fish Boy


Credit: Fish Boy













Closest i've come to the definition of "full conditions". Lol
crankster

Trad climber
Jun 6, 2014 - 06:40pm PT
That's some hard man stuff, donini.
moosedrool

climber
lost, far away from Poland
Jun 6, 2014 - 06:45pm PT
Right on, Mike!

I was once on a kayaking trip, and on day two it starting snowing on and off for a couple of days. Does it count?

Mooster

climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Jun 6, 2014 - 08:43pm PT
Don't have a lot of storm pics for some reason lol.

A few though nothing half as cool as Donini's. Not really alpinism either.

Pioneer peak near Anchorage. Almost qualifies as Alpinism as we went light and expected 15 feet of 4th class over a long 45 deg chute. But Turned around shortly after this picture.



Somewhere on the Kahiltna.



Almost died this day a hour or so later after this pic due to the storm windloading the slope. West Butt Fixed lines



Same storm a couple days later


Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Jun 6, 2014 - 09:17pm PT
OK! I'm impressed with the Donini storm photos, and especially the rhime ice eyebrows shot,------but I knew I had some good alpine storm photos stashed in my computer.

NOT!

I also did not break out the camera in those conditions, not that I encountered them often.

Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jun 6, 2014 - 09:36pm PT
Full, winter conditions I usually prefer to find myself on a chairlift :-)

Ryan and big mike - I can't believe you guys haven't sampled the full conditions of Husume buttress yet! You actually can't really call yourself a climber without it you know, if you possess a WB pass and spend half your life up there.. no excuses next year. It is totally unique. Kinda a cross between the Eiger and Ben Nevis with the added benefit of a down hill approach and a down hill descent finishing at Blacks Pub. Whats not to like?

All you need is a smoke bluff rack, maybe a few pins, no screws..... but forget the chalk bag and twinkly shoes Mike. I'll lend you some spikes if you like.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jun 6, 2014 - 09:36pm PT

Mt. Saskacthawan


Mt. Athabasca's summit


white out on the Columbia Ice Fields


Vedauwoo, terrible I say!

Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jun 6, 2014 - 10:30pm PT

heinous conditions! look at that slab!
steveA

Trad climber
Wolfeboro, NH
Jun 7, 2014 - 04:22am PT
Jim,

Great photo's. In the past, when the sh---it hit the fan, I was always too busy to even think about pulling a camera out.
Grippa

Trad climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Jun 7, 2014 - 06:03am PT
Damn Ed! a 2-4ft base in C4?!
Scott Patterson

Mountain climber
Craig
Jun 7, 2014 - 06:33am PT
Credit: Scott Patterson

Credit: Scott Patterson

Credit: Scott Patterson
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Jun 8, 2014 - 02:29am PT
camera seems to stay in the pack in a storm. i have posted this shot of Eric before. I led the 1st 2 pitches of Fafnir in heavy snow. i got nailed by several of these heavy spindrifton the steep thin runllel leading up to the belay ledge under the final crux pitch. I chickened out of the cruxand we rapped to the base to get our packs. I then led the 1st pitch of the Dike, Eric started the 2nd pitch(this photo) at dusk. I followed in the dark and heavy snow. I led the last pitch in total darkness and a whiteout. good fun.
Eric marshal P2 Black Dike Cannon NH
Eric marshal P2 Black Dike Cannon NH
Credit: tradmanclimbs
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Jun 8, 2014 - 02:34am PT
conditions look reasonably full on this trip up the Dike
Nick Goldsmith P2 Black Dike 12-26-11 <br/>
Photo by Isa Oehry
Nick Goldsmith P2 Black Dike 12-26-11
Photo by Isa Oehry
Credit: tradmanclimbs
Nick Cradock

Trad climber
NZ
Jun 8, 2014 - 02:55pm PT
Jim, Good to see you firmly hanging on Maestri's bolts in your first pic...ha,ha
Chugach

Trad climber
Vermont
Jun 8, 2014 - 05:28pm PT
Climb2Ski - that was a fun day on Pioneer. A nice grauple storm and an excellent ski down.
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