Wow, I've given this one 2 prior attempts before summiting this time around. Both times before timing out on the connecting ridge between Han and Ann with deep powder, conditions were quite different this year. Mushy snow in the forest and 'Cascade Concrete' everywhere else, normally ascending the North face of the basin is laid back, we experienced 65° steep snow, the summit block was 300' of the same. Views were superlative!
"Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks. Great success shooting the knife into the piano. The woodworms are so bad and eat hell out of all furniture that you can always claim the woodworms did it."