Friday, May 01, 2009

Talkeetna Air Taxi Climbers in the Ruth Gorge

A large snow storm around April 24th-26th followed by a very warm spell April 27th-May 1st caused a lot of wet slides and slushly snow conditions throughout the Ruth Gorge. There is a lot of snow on sheltered aspects still, but ice is forming in the chimneys and sheltered areas.

Once things settled down we managed ascents of "The Escalator" on Mt. Johnson which had lots and lots of snow and "Wake Up" on Mt. Wake which was in fantastic shape. Other parties reported good conditions on Freezy Nuts and the Root Canal climbs.

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