Read that the south approach had never been done, so we set out via the south slopes. Reached the false summit easily where a cairn was, and peered over at the the true summit. Some vertical cliff bands made passage to the true summit tough, and after finding the correct ledge around the northwest side, we realized it was more challenging than we initially thought. The snow covered the loose rock over a vertical death drop. Taking no chances, we dug a trail of rock and snow for 200 feet to get past the crux of this climb.
"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