Mt Sill from the South Fork of the Big Pine Creek

(Copyright © 2012 Piero Scaruffi)
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Highlights


From start to end

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Click here for the approach from Big Pine Creek's South Fork to Glacier Notch Click here for the approach via Scimitar Pass


Palisades Crest and Scimitar Pass

Scimitar Pass

Mt Sill and Apex Peak

Looking down at the eastern glacier


Mt Gayley

The Eastern Coloir of Mt Sill (in a very dry summer)

Looking down at the eastern glacier


The chute between Mt Sill and Apex Peak (L Coloir)

It gets steeper

The rock to the left is safer

Then it gets drier


Mt Sill towering on the left

North Palisade from the top of the chute

Mt Sill's western slope

The chute behind me


Temple Craig to Owens Valley (the way i came up)

The little notch to the western side

View of the Palisades (North Palisade, Thunderbolt, Winchell

North Pal and Thunderbolt


The ledge beyond the notch

The wall to the crest

The wall to the crest

The wall to the crest


Apex Peak

Winchell and Agassiz

From the North Palisade to Agassiz

Polemonium and North Palisade


Panorama of the Palisades from Winchell to the north


Polemonium and North Pal

Looking back at the notch

Looking down at the path to the class-4 section


Looking up at the class-4 section

If you slip... (the path is all the way to the right)

Almost at the top of the class-4 section, having passed the worst

The marker for the class-4 section


Searching for a way to the summit

The marker down below

The summit is somewhere up there

Views of the Sill glacier (unamed peak)


Views of the Sill glacier (Polemonium peak)

Scimitar Pass and the ridge that descends rapidly towards the lake

The summit

Owens Valley


Seven Lakes region, Gayley, Temple Crag


Palisade Crest, Scimitar Pass, Sierra south of the Palisades


Polemonium and North Palisade


Polemonium, North Palisade, Thunderbolt, Winchell, Agassiz


Southern Sierra

Split Mt and Mt Williamson?

Gayley and Temple Crag

Seven lake region


View from the top: Polemonium, North Palisade, Starlight, Thunderbolt (the Palisades)

North Palisade

Thunderbolt

Winchell and Agassiz


The Palisades glacier

Mt Gayley

The point where you reach the crest

The summit register


The Palisades glacier

The summit

The Palisades


Agassiz and view west

Gayley and Temple Crag

The South Fork route

Summit


Panorama southeast


Palisades

Central chute

Central chute

Palisades glacier


L-coloir and Apex Peak

L-coloir and Apex Peak

View southeast (Williams and Whitney in the distance)

Palisades glacier and seven-lakes region


Palisades glacier

Palisades glacier

View from the top (west?)

The central chute

Glacier view (video)

View from Mt Sill (video)


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(Copyright © 2012 Piero Scaruffi)
If you would like the original, high-resolution pictures, contact me