Sunday Photo – The Evil Bunny

| August 10, 2008 | 0 Comments
The Evil Bunny lives/lived halfway up the first icefall on the way up to “The Hump” in the Wrangell-St.Elias Mountains.  
Ben Ditto watching Armond DuBuque and Lorne Glick pass under the gaze of the Evil Bunny.
Ben Ditto watching Armond DuBuque and Lorne Glick pass under the gaze of the Evil Bunny.

The icefall was wall-to-wall and had a few options for getting through it, but all of them had some degree of danger, either from snow bridges, open crevasses, ice, avalanche exposure or, in the case of the Bunny, getting crushed by a massive pillar of snow.  In the end we chose to cross underneath this leaning tower of Pisa as it had the shortest, but perhaps most graphic, exposure to danger.  The actual crossing underneath the strike zone only lasted for about 15 seconds, but it was the type of thing where you hold your breath, skin as gently as possible and try to think positive thoughts.  Ben and I called it “The Bunny” as it had a slightly rabbit-like appearance from below and reminded me of the killer bunny in the Monty Python movie.  Fortunately, it stayed in place.

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Andrew McLean lives in Park City, Utah and is a gear designer, writer, photographer, ski mountaineer, climber, Mountain Unicycle rider and father of two very loud little girls.

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