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Slideshow: A Busy Season in the Revelations
Irwin leads towards the first crux on the Dike. [Photo] courtesy of Ian Welsted
While in the mountains, the group attempted to uphold a set of "casual criteria" on each climb: "less than an hour of uphill ski approach from base camp, a walking snow descent down a gully which in the Rockies would have been terrifying and a start no earlier than 10 a.m." While attempting to climb Pyramid Peak, they were hit with light snow and spindrift in a gully ten pitches up and decided to turn around. Welsted mused afterward, "How we failed to register the risk of being in such a gully even with these spindrifts I'm not sure."
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