Route Climbed: Northwest Ridge Date Climbed: 17-AUG-1998
Horrible slog over the moraines, exciting climb up to Packsaddle Pass. The ridge was a typical scramble. Summit plateau was a garden of wildflowers. Watched a golden eagle drift past along the edge of the north face.
"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