Better Than The Standard Route... Date Climbed: May 2, 2009
... at least on this particular summit day. A lot of snow was on the ground and people were sinking through deep rock-wells in the snow along the standard route, nearly breaking their ankles in the process. I opted to ascend via the open non-snow-covered talus slope, as there were a lot less unknowns and movement was both swift and straightforward.
"As an adolescent I aspired to lasting fame, I craved factual certainty, and I thirsted for a meaningful vision of human life - so I became a scientist. This is like becoming an archbishop so you can meet girls."