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    Mt. Russell and Carillon. July 11th-20111

    Was going to do the Fishhook Arete on Russell. I was struggling on what we were
    doing and this was several steps up....Waaaa, waaaa. It didn't look like it
    offered easy escapes. Waaaaa, waaa. With the need for ice ax and crampons, boots
    etc., before ropes and rack, the packs were very heavy and to do pitches of 5.9?
    Waaaa, double waaaaa. Aaron wanted to....badly. I bailed. Maybe if it had been
    later in the trip, I would have....waaaaa, waaaa.

    So with the East Arete still of interest....supposed to be the worlds my exposed
    and scary Class 3 (It was), we rallied to easier fare. It still scared me in one
    spot and I happily wore my rock shoes on class 3, for the first time. Or was
    that class 4? Waaa, waaaa.

    We climb up to the plateau separately, meet up there and look down the ridge in
    the opposite direction. A Mountain called Carillon. Nice climbing if you stay on
    the ridge. Still up for a peak bag. Rick Kent and Daria names in the register.
    On to Russell. Tricky to the summit, but a great place to nap. The talus gully
    down was a pain.....and painful. Down to camp and pack up and down the rest of
    the hill. Five days in, 5 peaks, tad short of 17,000 feet of ascent. Off to a
    good start.

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    https://picasaweb.google.com/aramv14...onJuly11th2011

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    Loving the latest trip reports Ram! It's really giving me the itch to get out there! Only if I could find a partner...

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    Quote Originally Posted by optikal View Post
    Loving the latest trip reports Ram! It's really giving me the itch to get out there! Only if I could find a partner...
    The trick is....have children. Train them up......make them love it....have them take you when you get old....and pretend it was a good idea when they go off and do super hard stuff.

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    Yep, nice reports Ram.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RAM View Post
    The trick is....have children. Train them up......make them love it....have them take you when you get old....and pretend it was a good idea when they go off and do super hard stuff.
    Haha, that would be pretty handy... but that would involve having children

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