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Mt. Waddington - The centerpiece of the range and indeed, all of the British Columbia Coast Range.
Mt. Waddington - The centerpiece of the range and ...
Mike King's helicopter taking off from White Saddle Air Service the morning of our amazing flight out to the Waddington Range.
Mike King's helicopter taking off from White Saddl...
Mike King returning home.  He and his family are very kind folk, and provided us with a welcome meal and a refreshing beverage after we were airlifted back out of the range.
Mike King returning home. He and his family are v...
This is Claw Peak, the West Ridge (5.6), which we climbed 4 days later in full-on conditions, faces the camera.  The Plummer Hut can be seen just at the base of the ridge on the right side of the photo.
This is Claw Peak, the West Ridge (5.6), which we ...
The imposing granite spires of the Tiedmann Group, with the jagged Serra-Stilletto Group in the foreground at sunset.  This is the last view we had of these mountains for the next 4 days.
The imposing granite spires of the Tiedmann Group,...
The beloved Plummer Hut, where we spent 5 out of our 9 days in the range in inactivity.  Hurray for Ayn Rand...
The beloved Plummer Hut, where we spent 5 out of o...
Jeremy at the Dragontail Camp as the sun set behind the Cataract Peaks.  The atmosphere gave the whole area a somewhat ethereal quality that day.
Jeremy at the Dragontail Camp as the sun set behin...
Looking out over the Eastern range and Serra One from the flanks of Serra Two.
Looking out over the Eastern range and Serra One f...
Seth makes the long and insecure snow traverse to gain the harder water ice in the center of the couloir.  The ice went at WI3 and was sustained at about 70 degrees.
Seth makes the long and insecure snow traverse to ...
Seth Hobby belaying me (just visible further up) on Claw Peak in full-on conditions.  Photo courtesy of Tom Gray.
Seth Hobby belaying me (just visible further up) o...
The Dragontain high camp on the Upper Tellot Glacier at sunrise.  Photo by Tom Gray.
The Dragontain high camp on the Upper Tellot Glaci...
Me melting snow for water during a misty evening on the Upper Tellot.  Photo by Tom Gray.
Me melting snow for water during a misty evening o...
Rapping down the south face of the Claw as the storm and nightfall closed in around us.  Seth and I are in the photo pulling the rope for rappel.  Photo, once again, by Tom Gray.
Rapping down the south face of the Claw as the sto...
Tom crossing the bergshrund at the base of Serra Two's Hidden Couloir.  Photo by Chuck Foell.
Tom crossing the bergshrund at the base of Serra T...
Myself and Seth Hobby approaching the base of Tellot Spire One.  Our route followed the left-facing dihedral on the left side of the face, then up a beautiful corner/crack system and up a chimney at about 3/4 height.  Our ascent appears to be a first-ascent variation of the Fabische-Waters route, and went at 5.9 A1.
Myself and Seth Hobby approaching the base of Tell...