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Adams Glacier

Just returned from a great trip with John Ulizio on the Adams glac­i­er on the NW side of Mount Adams. With the recent warm weath­er the route posed some great tech­ni­cal chal­lenges with some steep bits of ice climb­ing and very del­i­cate ice bridges” to cross a vari­ety of burgshrunds. John and and I climbed togeth­er in Ouray over the win­ter to pre­pare for a route of this nature and the skill set cer­tain­ly came in handy on the crux sec­tions of the route. Our day began at 3am and did­n’t end until 6pm, a long day by any stan­dards. After reach­ing the sum­mit the decent had its own chal­lenges involv­ing miles of loose vol­canic rock. John joked that if after the trip he see’s a bag of dec­o­ra­tive lava rock at home depot he may puke. After Adams we head­ed to Leav­en­worth for some very warm rock climb­ing up ici­cle canyon. It was a great trip, after 4 sep­a­rate trips with John it’s great to see how much he has pro­gressed as a climber.