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Sunday, July 22nd
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courtesy PChen
courtesy PChen
courtesy PChen
Aw, cute
Surly Andrew
Climbing the Alleghesi route
courtesy DBoyd
Rising traverse
Andrew en route
Climbing a gully
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courtesy DBoyd
Climbing the gully
Smiling Jenn
Jenn and big air
Scree ledge
Ledges and such
Alleghe far below
The top half of the route had less climbing and more scrambling and scree hiking, some of it somewhat exposed. Although our views were limited, what we did see was fantastic. On the final hike up the crest of the main ridge to the summit, I knew that the massive northwest face was just metres to our right, but I couldn't see much because of the clouds. We couldn't begrudge the weather, though, since it had been absolutely perfect to us up until this point.
courtesy DBoyd
Clouds rolling in
Summit ridge climbing
Summit ridge climbing
Interesting air dynamics
Summit ridge hiking.
North summit ridge
The summit was a misted-in nubble of shattered rock, as our views had gone away completely in the thickening clouds. We were now much less worried about the weather, because we knew that the security of the rifugio Torrani was now only a few hundred feet below us. We had a break on the summit, put a note in the summit register, and watched Pu scramble perhaps a little too closely and carelessly to the edge of the biggest, highest rock face in the Dolomites. Then we headed down.
courtesy PChen
To the summit
Back down the north ridge
Summit shot
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