Winter Climbing Season and New Field Work, 2023-2024
From November through March, the high country is buried in deep snow and scoured by unrelenting wind. While I do not like the extreme demands of winter climbing (which also includes avalanche mitigation and preparedness), I get out when the weather and conditions are "moderate" by seasonal standards.
I thought it would be interesting to share some of the winter images that have had some staying power through the editorial process here on the home page of my website. I'll be rotating them from time to time, so come back when you have a moment to see what's new.
This particular image was made on the summit of James Peak (13,294') after a weather event that produced the most extraordinary Rime Frost I've ever encountered.
Rime Frost Coating the Summit of James Peak, James Peak Wilderness, November 2023