Latok I - A Climb Without a Summit

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TripleS_in_EBs

climber
Poulsbo, WA
Sep 24, 2014 - 08:58pm PT
Given the appearance of these photos on the R&I website, especially the leading photo captioned "one for the annals", it's time to bring the "Latok I Climb Without a Summit" thread back to the forefront.

http://www.rockandice.com/photo-galleries/jeff-lowe-then-and-now?utm_source=contactology&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=

The 1970's boys had some freakish DNA to be taking on the endeavors of their day.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Sep 24, 2014 - 10:12pm PT
Don't know about the DNA but we did have a pretty good work ethic.
TripleS_in_EBs

climber
Poulsbo, WA
Sep 25, 2014 - 09:43am PT
Might as well just put the photo here if Jim and Jeff do not object. Does this photo not capture the era, the moment, and the attitude?

Latok I. Lowe, Kennedy, Lowe, Donini
Latok I. Lowe, Kennedy, Lowe, Donini
Credit: Donini?
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Sep 25, 2014 - 10:48am PT
I wish the weather was as good today here in Squamish as it was when I took that picture on Latok.
We started climbing in the initial snow/ice gully at midnight to avoid sun triggered avalanches. At dawn we traversed onto good granite and climbed to the ledge pictured above in perfect weather. The weather was so good we slept out in the open for that first night on the route. The next day we moved up to another ledge, saw the high cirrus coming in, set up our tents, and hunkered down for what was to be a six day storm.
Cruiser

Mountain climber
Cody
Jun 18, 2015 - 06:35pm PT
I was 17 years old and had been climbing for 5 years when I read this issue. Dumfounded and inspired by the A team. Later in life I named my climbing shop Alpine Style. What a true definition of 4 brave Alpinists. Cheers,

Kirt Cozzens
Cody, WY.
Johnny K.

climber
Jul 3, 2016 - 09:01am PT
Up..
yanqui

climber
Balcarce, Argentina
Jul 3, 2016 - 11:40am PT
donini, Michael Kennedy, Jello and even Matoco .... cool
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jul 3, 2016 - 12:18pm PT
Going back to the Latok cirque on 8/11....it's only been 38 years.
Avery

climber
New Zealand
Jul 3, 2016 - 03:56pm PT
Thanks Steve. Great thread!!
smith curry

climber
nashville,TN
Jul 3, 2016 - 05:45pm PT
Thanks Donini for continuing to inspire all of us, but esp those of us getting a little long in the tooth
Mark Force

Trad climber
Ashland, Oregon
Jul 3, 2016 - 06:10pm PT
Don't know about the DNA but we did have a pretty good work ethic.
~ Jim Donini

Understated as usual.

The ones who really have been there and done that usually are.*

Everyone is rooting for you. May your trip be blessed!


*Not sayin' I'm in that company - just an observation.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 3, 2016 - 03:01pm PT
Bump for the return of the A team.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 25, 2017 - 10:19am PT
Bump for Donini's slide show at Feathered Friends in Seattle July 6 on their unmatched adventure in this fabled area.
phylp

Trad climber
Upland, CA
Jun 25, 2017 - 11:29am PT
I just saw Donini's slide show at COR last Monday; it was quite good. It was fun to see a generator powered slide show outdoors at the group cam. It started after sunset, so it kept me awake past my 9 PM bedtime but it was worth it.
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