Finally a trip with Bill Kerr. We spent an incredible two days in the backcountry. Unbelievable fall weather shared with great company. Good objectives to test my knee on. It would have been much better on the body and spirit (in my opinion) to have completed the Outram Traverse in one long day, in reverse, traversing the glacier from Mount McArthur to ascend Isolated Peak, descend via the glacier and finish out Whaleback Mountain into Yoho Valley or bivy at the upper west shoulder of Isolated Peak if one wanted to plan for a bivy and thus a more casual two day trip. The complete descent back to the camp ground from the Pollinger and McArthur col was the worst section of the trip, and only necessary to avoid the glacier travel. The re-ascent back up to Isolated the next day, was through a really scenic area though.
"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