Mount Ritter via the SE Glacier

Morgan Brown

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The High Sierra: Peaks, Passes, and Trails

By R.J. Secor. The High Sierra hiking/climbing guidebook. Amazingly exhaustive. An indispensible trip planning aid.

Below you'll find pictures from our August 24-26, 2001 trip into the smoky, hot, and stunning Ansel Adams Wilderness. We camped on the west shore of Lake Ediza and climbed Mount Ritter on August 25. This was our first glacier trip, and thanks to a light snow year, we were able to see the entire anatomy of the glacier: crevasses, bergschrunds, and blue ice.

For a detailed trip report click here.

I have annotated a few of the pictures below with relevant labels. Click here to see.

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Kim cools her heels in Shadow ...
mr02-fishing-lake-ediza.jpg (95 KB)

Morgan making power casts into...
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As the sun went down, this int...
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The Minarets at sunrise from o...
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Mount Ritter and Banner Peak f...
mr07-lake-ediza-reflection.jpg (58 KB)

Morning view to east from our ...
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Composite view of Mount Ritter...
mr10-kim-frombase.jpg (83 KB)

Kim, Ritter, and Banner from 3...
mr11-ritter-glacier.jpg (85 KB)

First view of Ritter's southea...
mr12-parker-peak.jpg (81 KB)

mr13-morgan-glacier.jpg (58 KB)

Morgan on Ritter Glacier at th...
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View down steepest section of ...
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View from near the top of Ritt...
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View of Ritter Glacier from ar...
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Success! After an arduous 120...
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View to north from summit of M...
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Closeup view of Ritter Lakes f...
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Kim on Mount Ritter's summit. ...
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Banner Peak from the summit of...
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View of Mount Ritter's glacier...
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View to the southeast from Mou...
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View to the north from summit...
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Lake Ediza at sunrise, from ou...
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The Minarets at sunrise from o...
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