Sunday, June 17, 2007

Cliff Jump - Grand Teton!

On the descent from Disappointment Peak - Grand Teton National Park

Images taken on June 10, 2007 by Bryan Hill 


The quickest way down a precarious rock face?...  Jump!

We thought you might enjoy this animation of my short jump over a ledge on our descent from Disappointment Peak in Grand Teton National Park. 

Below us is Amphitheater Lake which can be seen in the left of the frame. Upon landing this short jump, I began a quick slide down the steep snow bank. A simple self-arrest with the ice axe brought me to a hault, and we resumed our controlled descent down the mountain toward the lake.

a) Amphitheater Lake looking toward Disappointment Peak . . . b) Climbing up "the spoon" . . . c) Bryan pushes on 


The view of Grand Teton's south face from Disappointment Peak. We'll be back for that one.


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