Southwestern Ridge Approach Date Climbed: Mar 4, 2009
The snowy southwestern slopes of the mountain are STEEP in places. Shortly before ascending those slopes, I surprisingly encountered a pack of wild dogs roaming the wilderness. Fortunately, they ran away when I made noises at them. Dense fog ruined views, if any, from the mountaintop.
"No matter how big a guy might be, Nicky would take him on. You beat Nicky with fists, he comes back with a bat. You beat him with a knife, he comes back with a gun. And you beat him with a gun, you better kill him, because he’ll keep coming back and back until one of you is dead."