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Rock Climbing Photo: Josh Howell descending the Knife Ridge after blast...
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By Tavis Ricksecker
Oct 22, 2007
Looks ominous...
By Sirius
From: Oakland, CA
Jul 20, 2008
Great, great shot. Takes a true commitment to the photograph to stop and pull out the camera with wx like that heading in....
By Bosier Parsons
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Jun 13, 2009
Thanks a lot! The whole day was a huge lesson in commitment and alpine style climbing. We drove up there as a group of four, and soon realized that Josh forgot our rack and second rope. Our friends let us rob them of a few cams and hexes and about 1/2 set of stoppers. In the morning we started climbing with this skimpy rack and one rope, with Dave and Kishen climbing below us (with a standard rack and two ropes). Our thoughts were that we could bail with them if needed, but we were soon far above them on the route, simply because our light weight allowed us to move so much faster. When the clouds and thunder started coming in, they decided to bail, but we were at least 600 feet above them by then, and figured our best option was up and over. It was definitely scary, but it paid off and taught me a lot about light and fast alpine climbing, and that sometimes speed can provide safety.
By usernameremoved
May 14, 2010
Awesome photo, I'd love to get a print of this with the photog's permission.

By Buster Jesik
Jul 21, 2010
Gnarly Bo, Gnarly.
By Doug Lintz
From: Kearney, NE
Aug 28, 2015
About 15 years ago, my friend and I were wearing shorts and baselayers on the descent. We get just below K2's summit and the rain starts, then the hail, then the sleet, and then snow. This was in mid-July. Good times!!
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Josh Howell descending the Knife Ridge after blasting the NW Buttress in October, '95 or so. We got absolutely hammered by weather shortly below K2.

Submitted By: Bosier Parsons on Dec 29, 2006
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