Smoke Show

Posted on: December 1, 2004


[Left] Matt Maddaloni on the opening pitch of Smoke Show, with base camp visible below. The climbers fixed the first six pitches—the hardest of the route—so they could try to free them, then pulled their ropes for the one-day push. [Right] A symphony of stars dance over base camp, 500 feet above the Tiedemann Glacier. The climbers made camp on a protected ledge directly below the Incisor. [Photo] Paul Bride

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