Hiking to Thunderbolt Peak via Dusy Basin, Palisades

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From start to end

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Entering Dusy Basin

View north

Lake by Agassiz


Mt Agassiz from Bishop Pass

The Agassiz Lake and the snow patch

The Agassiz lake

Coasting Agassiz


Coasting Agassiz

Coasting Agassiz

Agassiz

Agassiz


The moraine that goes to the pass

Agassiz

Thunderbolt Pass

Thunderbolt Pass


Western ridge of Dusy Basin

Western ridge of Dusy Basin


West Isosceles Lake

West Isosceles Lake

Dusy Basin


West Isosceles Lake

West ridge of Dusy Basin

Dusy Basin

Dusy Basin


Panoramic: from Isosceles Pk to south Dusy Basin

Panoramic: from Isosceles Pk to south Dusy Basin

Panoramic: from Isosceles Pk to south Dusy Basin

Panoramic: from Isosceles Pk to south Dusy Basin


Panoramic: from Isosceles Pk to south Dusy Basin

Panoramic: from Isosceles Pk to south Dusy Basin

Panoramic: from Isosceles Pk to south Dusy Basin

Isosceles and its east lake


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TOwards Thunderbolt Pass

TOwards Thunderbolt Pass

TOwards Thunderbolt Pass


Dusy Basin

Bishop Pass

Winchell

Dusy Basin


The moraine that goes to the pass

Agassiz and Winchell

Winchell

Winchell


The way up from the East Isosceles Lake

Thunderbolt Pass

Unnamed peak between Winchell and Thunderbolt Peak


Winchell

Looking back at Agassiz

Dusy Basin

Isosceles


Wildflowers

The way up from East Isosceles Lake

The way down to East Isosceles Lake from Bishop Pass


Thunderbolt Pass

Thunderbolt Pass and moraine

Dusy Basin

Right under Thunderbolt Peak's small western glacier, 100 meters from the pass


Isosceles Lakes

Isosceles Lakes from halfway between Bishop Pass and Thunderbolt Pass

Isosceles Lakes from Thunderbolt Pass

Thunderbolt Pass from 1km away


The nasty boulders of the final section to Thunderbolt Pass

This permanent ice patch is the only water near the pass

Isosceles Lakes from the pass

Looking back towards Bishop Pass from Thunderbolt Pass


Almost at Thunderbolt Pass

Thunderbolt Pass

Thunderbolt Pass

Thunderbolt Pass


Opposite the Palisades

Thunderbolt Pass

The Palisades on the south side of the pass

The Palisades on the south side of the pass


Boulders

Panoramic: Isosceles to Bishop Pass from Thunderbolt Pass

Panoramic: Isosceles to Bishop Pass from Thunderbolt Pass

Panoramic: Isosceles to Bishop Pass from Thunderbolt Pass


View west from Thunderbolt Pass

Dusy Basin

The moraine

Panoramic of the Palisades Basin: southwest of Thunderbolt Pass


View south from Thunderbolt Pass


Panoramic: southwest of Thunderbolt Pass

Panoramic: southwest of Thunderbolt Pass

Panoramic: southwest of Thunderbolt Pass

Panoramic: southwest of Thunderbolt Pass


Panoramic: southwest of Thunderbolt Pass

Panoramic: southwest of Thunderbolt Pass

Lake below Thunderbolt Peak

Looking towards the North Palisade


The route from Bishop Pass to East Isosceles Lake to Thunderbolt Pass

Looking back towards Winchell and Agassiz

Thunderbolt Peak


Thunderbolt Pass from the south side

Thunderbolt Pass from the south side

Thunderbolt Pass from the south side

from Thunderbolt Pass


North Palisade from Thunderbolt Pass

Southwest Chute 1

Southwest Chute 1


Chute to THunderbolt Peak from the pass

The chute to Thunderbolt Peak

Thunderbolt Pass from the beginning of the chute

Thunderbolt Pass from the chute


Towards the Southwest Chute 1 of Thunderbolt Peak

Towards the Southwest Chute 1 of Thunderbolt Peak

Towards the Southwest Chute 1 of Thunderbolt Peak

Towards the Southwest Chute 1 of Thunderbolt Peak


Up the chute

Thunderbolt Pass from the chute

Up the chute

Up the chute


Up the chute

Up the chute

Up the chute

The first chockstone that blocks the chute


Bypassing the chockstone

Bypassing the chockstone

Bypassing the chockstone

Bypassing the chockstone


Dead-end and the class-4 route

The location of the chimneys

The chimney


The chimney - lower part

Close-up of the class-4 chimney (lower part)

Close-up of the class-4 chimney (upper part)

The class-4 chimney from above


Reentering the chute to the right

The chute

THe chute splits many times

Looking down into the chute and Thunderbolt Pass


Looking down

Looking far away

Looking up


Looking up

Looking up

Looking down

Looking up


Looking down

Back into the chute

Up the chute

Up the chute


Up the chute

Looking down

Right at the split


The split

The split

Looking up


From the chute

From the chute

From the chute

From the chute


Up the chute

The last chockstone

The view on the other side of the chockstone (east)

Lightning Rod (Thunderbolt Peak's lower peak)


The Palisade Glacier and three of the seven lakes

Mt Gayley

The abyss towards the Palisade Glacier

Looking up


Looking up

Lakes east

Looking up


Pinnacles

Pinnacles

Looking back into the chute

Pinnacles


Summit block

Summit block

Starlight (North Palisade) from Thunderbolt


The summit not far

The last chockstone

The summit block high above

Ascending
(Courtesy Ephrat and Luca)


Summit block
(Courtesy Ephrat and Luca)

Lightning Rod right there

The Palisades Glacier

Mt Winchell


North Palisade from below Thunderbolt Pass (up from Barrett Lake)

Thunderbolt Peak from the south (note the penis-shaped summit block)

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(Copyright 2007 Piero Scaruffi | Legal restrictions)
If you would like the original, high-resolution pictures, contact me