Pictures of Mt Russell - North Ridge route

(Copyright 2007 Piero Scaruffi)
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Mt Muir from the Russell-Carillon Pass

Mt Whitney from the Russell-Carillon Pass


The Whitney-Russell Pass

The Eastern Ridge with the false peak, the Eastern Peak and the northern ridge

The beginning of the Northern Ridge route

The beginning of the Northern Ridge route


The Tulainyo Lake bowl

The Tulainyo Lake bowl

The Tulainyo Lake bowl

Mt Williamson


Staring straight to Mt Williamson one finds a way to get into the bowl

Descending into the bowl

Descending into the bowl

Descending into the bowl


Descending into the bowl

Descending into the bowl

Looking back at the Russell-Carillon Pass

Further east is the Clyde Pass that comes up from Lower Boyscout Lake


The Northern Ridge

The Eastern Ridge

The Northern Ridge

The Eastern Ridge


Eastern

The Northern Ridge

The Northern Ridge

Last lake and Eastern Ridge


Eastern Ridge with the false summit and the East Peak

Eastern Ridge where the "blade" is

Lake Tulainyo and Clyde Pass

Ascending the Northern Ridge


Ascending the Northern Ridge

Ascending the Northern Ridge

Lake Tulainyo

The Russell-Carillon Pass from the north


Looking north to Lake Wales

Looking west to the West Peak and to Peak 4,245

Looking south (up) to the end of the Northern Ridge (the East Peak)

Looking down into a chute coming up from the last lake


Northern Ridge and East Peak

Another scary chute

Another scary chute

Lakes to the north


Another scary chute

Another scary chute

The Northern Ridge

The blade of the Eastern Ridge


Ascending the Northern Ridge

Ascending the Northern Ridge

Ascending the Northern Ridge

Ascending the Northern Ridge


Ascending the Northern Ridge

Ascending the Northern Ridge

Ascending the Northern Ridge

Ascending the Northern Ridge


A peaklet on the way

A view of the blade from the west

A view of the blade from the west

Icebert Lake and the Whitney-Russell Pass


The Southern route

The Southern route

Towards the West Peak

The East Peak


Towards the West Peak

Towards the West Peak

Mt Whitney

View north


View west

View east

Iceberg Lake and Whitney-Russell Pass

View north


Mt Williamson

Register at the top

Somebody stole the pen (last climber who signed: Camilo Pavone)

View north


Upper Boyscout Lake and Iceberg Lake

Mt Muir from Mt Russell

Mt Whitney

The summit block of the West Peak with the register


Use-trail to the right of the West Peak

Use-trail to the right of the West Peak

The West Peak from the Northern Ridge

The Russell-Carillon Pass


The only difficulty on the Northern Ridge was this pinnacle

The route to the Clyde Pass from Lower Boyscout Lake

The route to the Clyde Pass from Lower Boyscout Lake

The route to the Clyde Pass from Lower Boyscout Lake


Mt Russell's north ridge from the north

Mt Russell's two peaks from the north

Mt Russell's two peaks from the north

Mt Russell's north face

Video of Lake Tulainyo

Video from Mt Russell


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