Second time up via the west ridge. This time I stayed right on the ridge and it was a good trip. Six and a half hours, including time on the summit reading the register. The last time, in October, I got caught on the mountain after dark, and the descent was troublesome, to say the least.
"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race."