Cardinal, Saska, Emerald Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2012
After 8 miles of approach I realized that I had left my glacier goggles in the car. Facing 2 more days of heavy sun and snow travel, I made Inuit style snow goggles out of available materials. Although these were not ideal, my eyes went unharmed. We knew it was going to be hot so we didn't bring a tent or use bivy sacks. Alexei and I climbed Cardinal and Saska on the second day. On the third day we climbed Emerald before heading out. Emerald was my 26th Bulger peak.
Climbed while on multi-day backcountry ski trip. Frozen snow in the slots at top made me glad I had crampons that fit my ski boots, and whippets. Lots of bad weather, but had wonderful moment of sun and quiet warmth just on the summit.