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Wyoming Outlaw: WI5 M-Thought Provoking


[Photo] Aaron Mulkey

"Unfortunately for us, the weather had a different plan," Mulkey said. "With 30- to 40-mph winds and a three-mile hike above tree line, we were gonna have to earn our first ice of the season." Despite the conditions, the climbers continued to the base of the climb, finding the line decently filled in from the week prior. The three stepped into their crampons, using a boulder at the base for shelter against the wind. "You definitely had to want to be there," Mulkey said. "The summer honeymoon was over."

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