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20 Major Crossings

These crossing trips all involve travel above the bushline. Make sure that your gear and route-finding abilities reflect the possibility of alpine conditions.

  • Severe conditions may be expected at all seasons of the year.
  • Winter crossings will need ice axe and perhaps crampons.
  • Be prepared to turn back if conditions get too tough the hills will still be there next weekend and you will be better prepared.
  • But don't forget your sunscreen and camera.

Major crossings

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There is a hill that stands for me

beyond the sunset and the sea,
a ladder of light ascending :
when I have crossed the evening ray
and lost my comrade of white day,
it beckons me, bending
a mountain-way of wind and rain
to draw my feet from the dark plain :

Where stars of slumber kindle on its crest,

my hill, the high hill, from wandering to rest.
Geoffrey Winthrop Young, from Beacons


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