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Icy Climb to the Sky in Summery Yosemite

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avatar Icy Climb to the Sky in Summery Yosemite
August 20, 2009 05:48PM
FLYING chips of ice sparkled in the July sun as I hammered a pick into the 1,200-foot-high sheet of ice and snow called the Dana Couloir in Yosemite National Park. I was suspended on the side of a mountain in a couloir, an icy gully, by the points of my crampons and the ice axes I held in either hand. Couloir climbing is a summer sport in the Sierra Nevada, but it might not be around much longer.

http://travel.nytimes.com/2009/08/21/travel/escapes/21iceclimb.html
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