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The cold world of alpine climbing.

The cold world of alpine climbing.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

WORD!

Yet to be verified but word is Colin Haley recently soloed Mt. Hunter's North Buttress, stopping just short of the true summit, specific route is unknown.  But Colin has done three different routes there in  previous seasons, the Bibler- Klewin, the French Gully and Deprivation.   (thanks for the update John)

"Next we geared up for an attempt of the Bibler-Klewin on Mt. Hunter's North Buttress (commonly and erroneously referred to as the "Moonflower Buttress"). First climbed in 1983 by Todd Bibler and Doug Klewin, this route snakes up an aesthetic line of ice streaks on the crest of the North Buttress."

Stunning solo obviously no matter what route or where he stopped high on the mtn.  But a nice tribute as well imo to his visit there climbing with Bjørn-Eivind Årtun.


Bjørn-Eivind Årtun leading the Shaft
photos courtesy of Colin Haley

http://colinhaley.blogspot.com/

2 comments:

brian p. harder said...

Fuck. My palms sweat at the thought! BURLY.

John said...

Not the Bibler/Klewin. But yes solo on Hunter to within 300 meters of the summit. Rapped with the Koreans.

Props to Colin