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.
"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