Froze-To-Death Mountain & Tempest Mountain

August 15, 2009

Two easy bonus peaks snatched on our backpack to Froze-To-Death Plateau

Above the clouds

Above the clouds

When we woke up we found that we were above a thick layer of clouds!

Froze-To-Death Plateau

Froze-To-Death Plateau

Starting the long trek across Froze-To-Death Plaeau.

Saddleback Mountain

Saddleback Mountain

Clouds float around Saddleback Mountain.

Froze-To-Death Mountain

Froze-To-Death Mountain

Dwight en route to Froze-To-Death Mountain. Climbing it with our large packs took some work.

Kevin climbing Froze-To-Death
Mountain

Kevin climbing Froze-To-Death Mountain

Kevin above the clouds on the ascent of Froze-To-Death Mountain.

Dwight on Froze-To-Death Mountain

Dwight on Froze-To-Death Mountain

Dwight posing in front of Mount Peal on Froze-To-Death Mountain. Tempest Mountain and Granite Peak can be seen on the right.

Kevin on Froze-To-Death Mountain

Kevin on Froze-To-Death Mountain

Kevin standing on the summit boulder of Froze-To-Death Mountain.

Tempest Mountain

Tempest Mountain

Dwight and Kevin making the easy ascent of Tempest Mountain after setting up camp on Froze-To-Death Plateau.

Granite Peak

Granite Peak

Mighty Granite Peak from Tempest Mountain.

Kevin on Tempest Mountain

Kevin on Tempest Mountain

Kevin topping out on Tempest Mountain.

Turgulse & Froze-To-Death
Lakes

Turgulse & Froze-To-Death Lakes

Turgulse Lake and Froze-To-Death Lake from the north slopes of Tempest Mountain.

Mount Peal from the west

Mount Peal from the west

We decided to check out the connecting ridge between Tempest Mountain and Mount Peal. The summit of Mount Peal is tantalizingly close but two notches stand between us and it. The first notch looked like it could be negotiated (very lose though). I have much less confidence about the second, deeper notch. The rock quality is poor enough that I don't think its worth messing with.

Goat family

Goat family

A mother goat and her two young babies. Most of the other mother goats only had one baby.




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