Maroon Bells

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Maroon Bells, sunset
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Alpenglow
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Alpenglow on Pyramid Peak
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Hiking in to our bivy site at Crater Lake
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Last light on the Bells from Crater Lake
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The lower part of the Bell Cord. We started ascending at 3:30 am to avoid rockfall issues common in the Bell Cord. The pre-dawn snow in the couloir was perfect
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Dawn, Pyramid Peak sillouette
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Looking up into the narrow portion of the Bell Cord
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The Bell Cord, Andy and Beckie below
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Pyramid Peak from the Bell Cord
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Runnels in the upper Bell Cord, Andy and Beckie working their way up
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1st light in the couloir. Note the everpresent red snow
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Pyramid
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Andy takes a break near the top of the couloir
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Dawn on S. Maroon
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Looking down from the top of the Bell Cord
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A combination of red rock and colorful lichen gives the Bells their monikers
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Andy & Beckie nearing the top of the couloir
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Andy topping out...
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...and now Beckie, 2.5 hours after we began
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Beckie
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Beckie on the ridge, heading for the summit of S. Maroon
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Andy checking out the view towards Snowmass & Capitol
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Neat the summit of S. Maroon. Loose rock, but not too bad! North Maroon and the connecting ridge (our route) in the background
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Beckie on the ridge
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Andy arrives at the summit, 7 am
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RCR on the summit of S. Maroon
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Andy
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Me on the summit of S. Maroon, Snowmass and Capitol in the background