A good day up there with Kane, Gareth, and Meghan. Some good views from the top of this one. The few hundred feet from the basin up to the ridge was some of the loosest terrain I've been on in a while.
I was extremely privileged to be invited, along with my sister, to accompany Kane and Jim on this climb. This climb ranks among the very best that I have ever done. Chair is a very elegant mountain, and its mystique is heightened by the difficulty in reaching it. It’s sort of an odd thing to say, but this climb only could have been better if I had had a few years of gazing on it and romanticizing about it. However, I know that this will now happen in the coming years. Every time that I see Chair from now on, this climb will deepen in meaning for me. As the years go by, my soul increasingly sleeps in the Elks.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe