Peak(s):  Audubon, Mt  -  13,223 feet
Paiute Pk  -  13,088 feet
Date Posted:  01/04/2017
Date Climbed:   02/21/2016
Author:  Marmot72
 Winter on Audubon and Paiute  

Only one more month to the year anniversary of this fun little climb, so I thought I'd post.

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Audubon Paiute ETR

We took Audubon's SE ridge, which has a dramatic notch in it. We didn't take the ridge proper up to the notch, but traversed south beneath the high point east of the notch. A few highlights follow.

Ben traversing beneath the ridge to the notch

This shot gives a sense of scale to the prior one.

The downclimb into the notch

Looking back at across the notch

After the notch, the terrain to Audubon's summit was a mellow walk up gentle tundra. From there, we made the short but more rugged traverse to Paiute.

View south (Navajo & Apache far left) from Paiute

Reversing the route to Audubon, we then descended the gentler main east ridge. We were granted a brilliant winter day's sunset well after we'd descended below tree-line.

Sunset on the Brainerd Lake road

Thumbnails for uploaded photos (click to open slideshow):
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 Comments or Questions

Nice Work!
01/06/2017 20:49
I thought the ascent of Audubon via the SE ridge was tough enough in summer! Great job to get it done in the winter.

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