Peak(s):  Powell Pk  -  13,208 feet
Thatchtop - 12668
Date Posted:  08/09/2011
Date Climbed:   08/07/2011
Author:  George James
 Thatchtop to Powell  

Route: Thatchtop "S Gully" to Powell Northeast Ridge, Andrews Glacier Descent
Date Climbed: Sunday
Climbers: Four
Class: Four?
Trailhead: Turista Gorge
On the Menu: Salami, Provolone, Spicy Mustard
Scenery: Not too shabby
Weather: Sunny and Windy
Spicyness: Only the Mustard
Total Time: Is on my side

Bottom Line: Another ho hum day in the Park. The following images are a collaboration from the cameras of myself and my most excellent partners; Evan, Mike, and Michelle:

The End.

 Comments or Questions

Snowbridges below Andrews Tarn
08/09/2011 17:30
Looks like an amazing day! I went up Flattop and Hallett that day and had considered descending via Andrews Glacier, but I'd been up that way the previous weekend and turned back because of the sketchy snow bridges just below the tarn (didn't have ax), and wasn't sure the conditions would be better (though I did have my ax this time, at least). Have those melted out or broken off yet?


sweet jesus
08/09/2011 21:31
great pics. Love that view of Longs; you don't usually see images from that side.


08/10/2011 02:11
what kind of mustard? Sounds like a sandwich I had a couple of days ago.


08/10/2011 05:44
Very nice. Thanks!

George James

Betty - Jerry
08/10/2011 15:29
The snow on the trail up to Andrews is mostly avoidable now, but there was still one spot that we needed to cross. There were very large, flat footprints to step across on, it was fairly low down on the slope, and only about twenty paces.

Silver Spring Beer'n Brat Horseradish Mustard. So good.

Dave B

I don't know
06/22/2012 13:18
Looks pretty spicy to me, absolutely amazing rock though!

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