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Permanent Snow

Photos by QT Luong

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Camp 11000 with a many skis. Denali, Alaska (color) North Face of Mont-Blanc and Dome du Gouter. Alps, France (color) Bivy at the base of Dent du Geant, Mont-Blanc Range, Alps, France. (color) Camping high on the West Rib route. Denali, Alaska (color) Reaching the base camp right at sunrise, after 18 days. Denali, Alaska (color) Waiting out in bad weather. Denali, Alaska (color) Mount Maudit, Mont-Blanc du Tacul and Aiguille du Midi seen from summit of Mont-Blanc, France. (color) South Side of the Argentiere basin with Chardonet Pass between  Aiguille d'Argentiere and the Chardonet. Alps, France (color) The West Rib has 45 degrees inclination, with some steeper mixed parts. This means that unlike the West Buttress, it is a somewhat technical route, where you have to do some sort of climbing, and be careful not to fall. Denali, Alaska (color) Joan Phelps, a blind woman from Anchorage summited a few hours after me, guided by her twin sons Marty and Mike. The most remarkable ascent ofthis year. Denali, Alaska (color) Camp 11000 with a forest of wands. Denali, Alaska (color) The ranger tent. They perform rescues and operate a medical camp, but also give tickets for littering. The two lattrines help keep the snow good for drinking. Denali, Alaska (color) Base of the Central Pilar of Freney, Mont-Blanc, Italy. (color) Alpinists on the  Midi-Plan ridge. Alps, France (color) Climbing the South Face of Dent du Geant, Mont-Blanc Range, Alps, France. (color) Aiguilles de Chamonix, Courtes-Verte ridge, and Grandes Jorasses seen from Aiguille du Midi. Alps, France (color) Being acclimatized thanks to my extended waiting at 14300ft, I skip the 16000 camp, which is occupied by a guided team comming from the bottom of the ridge. Denali, Alaska (color) My last vision of the mountain (through the East Fork of the Kahilna Glacier). Denali, Alaska (color) Probing a circle for crevasses, before unroping. Alaskan glaciers are among the biggest in the world, and have very deep crevasses, which are difficult to spot. Denali, Alaska (color) Looking down at the Jaccoux-Domenech route, Mont-Blanc, Italy. (color)
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