Route Climbed: NW Ridge Date Climbed: August 15-22, 2002
Our old guidebook said, "Allow 3 days to return to the road." We packed enough food for 4 days, and it took us 7. Fortunately, we greatly overestimated how much fuel we would need, and this was a life saver. The NW ridge involved lots of scary, loose, honeycombed snow. I thought I was going to die in a few places, but the position and exposure are absolutely spectacular!