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Mt. Sparrowhawk 3121m

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Sept 12, 2004
 
I wasn't looking forward to trudging up this mountain, especially with the fresh snow.  I was expecting to be stumbling through loose snow, but a melt/freeze cycle firmed the snow up delighfully.  The upper mountain was covered in a spectacular layer of rime, making it look like the high Andes.  From the col I picked steeper lines and enjoyed great step kicking to the summit.  A tour helicopter did fly bys every half hour checking on our progress.  It's too bad there's no ground signal for "fuck off."

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An enjoyable plod on snow; Photo Vitto Spoldi

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Not much in the way of views; Photo: Vitto Spoldi

RT: 5.5hrs