The Inspiration Traverse

ram

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In early July, Jenny West and I did the Inspiration Traverse, in the North Cascades. We got up 3 peaks and traversed 6 glaciers. We took our time and it took 6 days. Days above treeline in the Cascades, in good weather, is as good as it gets. Here is the first 3 days, including the ascent of Eldorado Peak

The route starts with a log crossing above a raging river


5,000 feet of ascent, over a day and a half, to get to high camp, over varied terrain









The spider that sat down beside her


1st camp


Livin the dream


Heading up the 2nd day




Mt Forbidden. west ridge on the right, north ridge left. We have 10 ascents between us






Sun cups and cravasses


The sound of collapsing seracs hourly


Home for a couple of nights


Evening light




The view the other direction. Klawatti Peak


On the way up to the peak




Youngsters caught us late on the ascent. Sigh




Summit






Back to camp


More to come.....

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
 
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WOWOWOWOWOWOW Amazing! You always have great reports and this one is just... downright special :)
 

Shirt357

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Wow just does not cut it... seriously I am in awe of the pics and the trip in general.... my bucket list is never going to end if I keep reading TRs here.

I am curious... what tent is that?
 

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Very, very nice, Ram! Looking forward to Part II. Way to keep after it.
 

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This is very inspiring to me @ram. You, and Jenny's lifetime of exploration apart, and together is something that I look up to, and hope to attain with my exploration partners.

Thanks again for sharing. I always look forward to your prose and photos.
 

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Wow! Full on mountaineering! You know its serious business when you have the crampons on! That tent shot is really cool! Awesome report and pics! Thanks for sharing!
 
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