Hiking Mt Keith via University Pass

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Towards University Pass

Lake Robinson

Lake Robinson

Lake Robinson


Lake Robinson

Lake Robinson

Towards University Pass

Towards University Pass


Towards University Pass

Towards University Pass

Towards University Pass

Lake Robinson from above


Up University Pass

Up University Pass

Up University Pass

University Peak in the background


Up towards the pass

Up towards the pass

Up towards the pass

Up towards the pass


Where the chute splits, stay to the right

Up towards the pass

Up towards the pass

Up towards the pass


Wildflowers

First view of the mountains on the other side

Looking back

Looking forward: Junction Peak, Mt Stanford and Center Peak in the center


Mt Keith

Mt Keith (with the north ridge very visible)

Mt Keith's chutes of the west face

Descending from University Pass


Panorama from University Pass


Descending from University Pass

Descending from University Pass

Descending from University Pass

Descending from University Pass


Descending from University Pass

Descending from University Pass

Descending from University Pass

Descending from University Pass


Panorama coming down University Pass


Center Basin below University Pass


West

Mt Keith


The entrance to the chute to University Pass

The two granite fans and to the left the chute to University Pass

The chute is not as steep as it looks from afar


Towards the northern ridge

Towards the northern ridge

Towards the northern ridge

Towards the northern ridge


Towards the northern ridge

University Pass chute

Center Peak and its lake

Towards the northern ridge


Center Peak and its lake

Towards the northern ridge

Center Peak and lakes

Looking back at Center Basin


The moraine to the cirque

The easiest route

Looking back at Center Basin

The western wall and Junction Peak behind it


The upper section of Center Basin

The upper section of Center Basin

Up the moraine

Center Basin


The false summit and the real summit

Center Basin

Towards the cirque

The eastern wall


The cirque and the false summit

The cirque and the false summit

The cirque

The chute to the summit


The chute to the summit

Another lake, invisible down below

Looking back (University Peak in the middle)

Passing the false summit to the right


To the real summit

To the real summit

Lower and upper peaks

First view east of Owens Valley


The lower peak

The real summit

University Peak

Lower peak of Mt Keith


Mt Williamson

Mt Whitney

Mt Tyndall

Williamson, Whitney, Tyndall and Shepherd Pass


The summit

Down below

Center Basin

Junction Peak (and behind it Milestone Peak)


Mt Stanford

Mt Stanford


USGS marker

Summit register

Note how often people summit Mt Keith...


Panorama from Mt Tyndall to Mt Stanford


Junction Peak to Mt Stanford

Center Basin

Center Basin

Shepherd Pass


Mt Williamson, Langley, Whitney and Tyndall in the same picture


Higher lakes of Center Basin

Shepherd Pass

Western face of Mt Keith

Video from the top of Mt Keith


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(Copyright © 2016 Piero Scaruffi)
If you would like the original, high-resolution pictures, contact me