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Guye Peak, 6/19/01

Cebe Wallace, Courtenay Schurman and John Olsen led three basic students Colleen Christensen, Annie Breckenfeld, and Jacob Englestein up to the top of Guye Peak near Snoqualmie Pass. Another Mountaineers group started ahead of us but ended up somehow slightly off route, allowing us to proceed to the summit in front of them. Beautiful summer day with views of other Snoqualmie summits all the way to Rainier.

Following are pictures in order taken, from car to boulder field to summit and down the scrambling trail to the Alpental parking lot. All photographs taken by Courtenay Schurman except where noted.

Jacob, Colleen and Cebe joke around on the boulder field leading up to Guye

Scrambling up the boulder field

Colleen belays her climbing partner John Olsen; Lake Keechelus in background

Cebe spots Colleen as she begins climbing her first roped pitch

Cebe points out the route we just finished climbing once we returned to the Alpental parking lot

John and Cebe at the summit of Guye

Annie Breckenfeld at the summit

Almost down! Brush frames Annie as she makes he way over the root-filled climber's path

Guye, in profile, evening

Court at summit, Red Mountain in background

Red Mountain from summit; note the presence of snow, merely 2 days before the first day of summer!

Descending snow field near summit

Traversing boulders from S. summit to N. summit

"Tree squeeze", first real 5.+ pitch of climbing. Do we really have to squeeze through there?



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