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Aden and Paul doing the West Face Couloir, early May, 2010.  The temperature at basecamp was -15F that morning!  Sorry to not have found out surnames, hopefully a temporary omission. <br /> <br />Photo by Scott Visscher
A remarkable view of the West Face Couloir while bailing down the West Face off the French Ridge.
Starting the first part of The N.Q. Couloir.
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By fat cow
From: Salinas, CA
May 12, 2012

I don't know much about the alpine or mountaineering, but is that a terrible placement for a tent? thinking of falling rock, ice, snow, avalanches from slopes above, things like that ya know.

By George Bell
From: Boulder, CO
May 12, 2012

It's not an ideal spot for a tent, I agree. But not that dangerous. For one thing there is no big snowfield or icefall above here. If it snows the worst that would come down are spindrift avalanches, usually no big deal. Rockfall is likely the biggest hazard, but Huntington is made from stellar granite so there isn't a whole lot of that. But certainly rockfall could happen.

What bothers me is ... what the heck is in the upper left of the photo? Looks really weird for a bergschrund.

By fat cow
From: Salinas, CA
May 13, 2012

right on, ya that is strange looking

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Starting the first part of The N.Q. Couloir.

Submitted By: CDC on Jan 25, 2012
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West Face Couloir (WI4+ M4 Steep Snow PG13 )
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