|These “little ant” photos – give you
some idea of the scale climbed.
Mike thought this hike was more
physically demanding than Mt. Rainier.
|Right before the final ascent – Chet, Mike
and Tom with the guide.
|The last part of the climb required a 5.4
climbing maneuver on crumbly rock.
The top of the peak awaits on the left.
|We awoke at 1am, and started climbing at 2am,
summited at 10am, finished the day at base
camp at 8:30pm. This is the very
definition of exhaustion.
|The huge snowfall this year hid dangerous
crevices necessitating safety lines, crampons
and ice axes.