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North America, United States, Washington, Cascade Mountains, Mount Adams, Lava Ridge

Mount Adams, Lava Ridge. On September 21 John Holland and I ascended the Lava Ridge, which is the cleaver separating the Lava Glacier headwall and the north lobe of the Lyman Glacier. The climb was straightforward, and conditions were excellent for cramponing. The snow was so hard that even though the slope was only 30–35° where the 2500-foot rock ridge merged with the summit ice cap it would have been impossible to stop a slip.

Edward Cooper