Posing on top of Dissapointment Peak
The climb up was great but the descent down the Snow Couloir was more than we should really have done. We had our ice axes but only light hiking boots and no crampons meaning the step kicking was durn strenuous. We glissaded for a bit but it gets kinda steep and narrow at points. We also found a dead deer in the couloir. We started a small rockslide in the couloir;s moat and watched the blood squirt out of the carcasse with each rock--pretty gruesome. We were going to head up to the lower saddle that night but got a little lost on the "climbers trail" that descends down into garnet canyon on the other side of the lake. That and a lightning storm made us bail. Lauren was hypothermic by the time we reached Gros Ventre. Photo by Lauren DeMattia.
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