Tenmile Traverse In Photos – by David Yarian

Another great report by Zambo! Here’s a link to our day in the Tenmile if you want to check it out. Enjoy the read and cheers!

Tenmile Traverse In Photos: Peak 1 to Crystal

  • Climbers: Dillon & Zambo
  • Peaks:
    • Mount Royal: 10,502′
    • Mount Victoria: 11,775′
    • Peak 1: 12,805′
    • Peak 2: (Tenmile Peak) 12,933′
    • Peak 3: 12,676′
    • Peak 4: 12,856′
    • Peak 5: 12,855′
    • Peak 6: 12,573′
    • Peak 7: 12,655′
    • Peak 8: 12,987
    • Peak 9: 13,195′
    • Peak 10: 13,633′
    • Crystal Peak: 13,852′
  • Distance: ~18 Miles
  • Vert: 9,071 Feet
  • Total Trip Time: 11 Hours

A Little More Gore – Silverthorne & East Thorn

Approaching the saddle between “Zodiac View” (12,505′) and “Mount Silverthorne” (13,357′) on a fine Saturday morning in the Gore Range.

Peaks: “Zodiac View” (12,505′), “Mount Silverthorne” – a.k.a Willow Benchmark (13,357′), “East Thorn” (13,333′)
Date: July 18, 2015
Trailhead: Gore Creek
Distance: ~ 15 miles
Elevation Gain: ~ 6,000 ft.
Participants: Chris Cronick, Dillon Sarnelli (guest appearance by Kristine Chalk and Kona)

This summer’s been a little different than year’s past for me. No real agenda. Hitting the big Park when I can, checking off a Centennial or two when it feels right, even carrying a rope on occasion and adding to the itinerary a top secret cabin in the San Juans when possible.

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Shake It Off: Sunday on The Sharkstooth – by David Yarian

An instant classic by the Zambino… Below is a link to a great read by Zambo on our recent trip into the Park to climb The Sharkstooth. Cheers!

Shake It Off – Sunday on The Sharkstooth

An Island Among Giants: The Spearhead

Way back in 2011 I made my first trip into Glacier Gorge and like most folks who exit their vehicles at the trailhead, I was there to see something called Alberta Falls. Don’t get me wrong, Alberta Falls is great. Heck, I even took my family there later that summer, but let’s be serious now. Others may even go as far as the Loch or Mills Lake, also pretty spectacular in their own right. But for those willing to make the 5 mile trek deep into the heart of Glacier Gorge to where the upper plateau begins, that’s where the crown jewel of the park gets real. Names like Longs, Arrowhead, Pagoda, McHenrys, The Spearhead, Chiefs Head, to name a few, scatter the landscape. Believe it or not, but it actually took me 2 years to get past Alberta Falls, a December 2013 summit of Pagoda, and still one of my favorite days in the Park to date. Since then I’ve been itching to get back, which just so happens to bring us to this episode. 🙂

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Fall in the Gore: Red and Deming

Peaks: Red Peak B (13,189′), “Deming Mountain” (12,902′)
Date: September 20, 2014
Trailhead: Meadow Creek
Distance: 16 miles
Elevation Gain: 5,850 ft.
Participants: Solo mission
Time: 9 Hours
Route Overview (click to enlarge).

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