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The "Terrible Traverse" under the summit pinnacles of North Sister

An Explorer Scout group on the approach to the Terrible Traverse. Not all have crampons on their boots. The ice axe is held by a toe.
The exposure is at least 2,000 feet to the glacier below. -Webmeister


The Terrible Traverse on Saturday, September 12, 1999. The Leaders are setting a hand line. Steps are cut across the late summer ice.
The Scouts are to be attached to the hand line by prussics. There are no pictures of the Bowling Alley or the Summit.
Where to anchor the hand line is a problem because all of the talus blocks appear to be on the verge of sliding away. -Webmeister

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