Sunday, July 18, 2010

The West Buttress Route

Here's a view of the West Buttress route. The Kahiltna Glacier is in the middle, the bowl below the cloud covered summit and exposed rocks is the 14,200 foot camp. That is a lenticular cloud and means high winds. Bradford Washburn, who pioneered the West Buttress route in 1951, calls these clouds, sonofabitchacus clouds.

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Hugh said...

Prof. Henry Bradford Washburn actually called them: "lenticulus sonofabitchacus"