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Postby jun » Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:36 pm

Ok,

unfortunately, i woke up very ill this morning. i had body aches like i've never felt in my life. almost unbearable.

i still met eRik at the park n ride at 6am and we drove up in my car. After getting there and suiting up eRik realized he left his ice axe in his car, so we had to drive back down and get it.

we finally started hiking around 7am under a beautiful dark sky. from our first steps we were post-holing and moving very slow. there were only a few very limited segments where the snow firmed up and allowed us to front point.

we got to the notch and start of the technical section by 9:15, much later than we had hoped. i was fighting everything in me not to pass out and the aches and pains i had in my lower back, shoulder, and hips had gotten to such a point that i knew we were going to have to turn back.

descending, we stepped down into the open shoulder and hopped on our shovels. they were a god-send. i almost collapsed when we got back to the car and drove to work in excruciating pain.

now, on Lortab and two Ibuprofen i'm able to sit at work in semi-comfort and a complete fog.

My apologies to eRik. normally i am solid in the mountains, very confident on snow, and a goat when it comes to scrambling. there are several people who can validate that. today (and the last few days) have just been a low point for me physically . we'll make another attempt in a week or two.

i took one photo before my camera died. eRik took several. post up holmes.
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Postby sevrdhed » Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:42 pm

This post should have been accompanied by said single picture. Dab.

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Postby boissal » Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:46 pm

I'm debating whether everlasting respect is in order, or if it's eternal mockery for shoveling down the south face of superior.
Seeing how you were in a zombified state and you stuck with the climb (holy shit!) I'd go with respect.
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Postby jun » Fri Jan 16, 2009 1:19 pm

let me waltz out to my car and grab my camera. i'll post the one pic i took.

we were on the trail 10 minutes when i took it, so it will be lame.
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Postby grk10vq » Fri Jan 16, 2009 1:22 pm

This post should have been accompanied by said single picture dab.
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Postby jun » Fri Jan 16, 2009 1:36 pm

here you go. you can see for yourself how not-good it is.

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Postby BackClip » Fri Jan 16, 2009 8:29 pm

That looks like das' pow! Did ya get face shots on yer shovel? Morning light on Mt. Soup is always nice......

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Postby ERiK » Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:01 am

Pics:

Jun all wacked out on powder:
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I see you:
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Jun, "Can we go down now ERiK?"
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ERiK, "No! We must continue!"
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Good thing we found a sign for "no smoking"
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south ridge

Postby mountainsense » Sun Jan 18, 2009 3:15 pm

strong work! we had been up on monday--what a flog! armpit deep in some spots, did you see our tracks? s


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