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Your WORST summit photos?

Postby James Dziezynski » Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:09 am

Forget those triumphant poses on bluebird Colorado mornings, how about your worst summit photos? Inspired by a friend who was crying/puking all the way up Massive and her summit photo has been barf stains and runny mascara. She didn't let me post it but I can contribute my famous "literal" Blanca summit shot. Instead of hiking, I could have just taken this picture in my backyard and photoshopped in fog.

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Re: Your WORST summit photos?

Postby HikerGuy » Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:16 am

Uncompahgre Peak - late September 2009.

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Re: Your WORST summit photos?

Postby James Dziezynski » Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:18 am

Hikerguy: sure you weren't on Blanca?
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Re: Your WORST summit photos?

Postby MountainHiker » Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:20 am

I suppose this could be anybody on a pile of rocks. But it’s me on top of Grays Peak 11/4/06. I think it captures the moment!
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Re: Your WORST summit photos?

Postby HikerGuy » Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:25 am

James Dziezynski wrote:Hikerguy: sure you weren't on Blanca?


I might as well have been. At least I didn't have to hike back down Lake Como road :wink:

Uncompahgre is near the top of my must repeat 14er list. The view from the top is amazing from what I hear and I would like to see it one of these days.
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Re: Your WORST summit photos?

Postby GregMiller » Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:26 am

Here's me on Elbert in May of 2011, the only way we knew we were on the summit was that the ground suddenly sloped down all around us, and then GPS confirmed.
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Re: Your WORST summit photos?

Postby unclegar » Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:35 am

Alright. I'll play. Not quite as cold looking as the previous ones. This probably isn't my worst summit photo but it came to mind since it was my 14er finisher and I did a self-timer and jumped up there with my pack still on and thought I got a good shot but ended up with my head and hands halfway out of the picture. :lol:

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Re: Your WORST summit photos?

Postby geojed » Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:46 am

I would have a picture like Hikerguy's to contribute for Uncompahgre if it weren't for the fact that 2min after I took the picture I dropped my camera of the north face. It was so cloudy I couldn't even see it fall. Just heard it bounce about 50' down and then.......silence....... Doh! ](*,)
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Re: Your WORST summit photos?

Postby im_t_wal » Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:04 pm

Torreys Peak last September.
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Re: Your WORST summit photos?

Postby SilverLynx » Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:07 pm

Proof that I am sometimes fully clothed...

First one is from Torreys last November. Second one is from Sherman this past May.
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Re: Your WORST summit photos?

Postby B[3] » Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:10 pm

We've seen some interesting weather on our 14er quest...

First picture is from the summit of Sherman and the second is from Culebra (what you get when there's a 60% chance of storms).
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Re: Your WORST summit photos?

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:14 pm

unclegar wrote:Alright. I'll play. Not quite as cold looking as the previous ones. This probably isn't my worst summit photo ... :lol:
:lol: That's great. Most of those never make it to my trip reports! :shock:
Can we post our failures, too?? :-D

This is fun, remembering trips past. Thanks for a great idea of "worst summit photos!"
Some of the above photos are wicked good, you guys!!








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Longs Peak, North Face, March 2, 2011. No summit...







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From Huron Peak's summit, February 6, 2010.








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Matt on summit of South Little Bear. No Little Bear this trip. December 12, 2010.







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Ken on a snowy North Massive summit, February 22, 2011.





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