Climbing Riptide on Mt. Patterson

After a long winter of NOT ice climbing (John Freeman spent 10 weeks in the desert and I heli skiing for most of the winter) we managed to get our psyche up to go and climb Riptide. It was a great day with the climb living up to it's reputation of shitty ice and terrifying approach slopes. The big disappointment of the day came at the end while skiing out, John fell and broke his neck at (C7). It took 2 weeks for the doctors to find the break all the while John was biking and climbing.

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