Ah, looks like the flat ridge between Lion Head and the junction with the Alpine Garden. Very disappointing snow year, as one can tell by the photo. Got turned around back in Feb. at that exact same spot with 80G100 mph winds....fingers started freezing up for some strange reason.
Glad to see you enjoyed your climb...did you guys take up the Lion Head Summer Route? I think they opened the Winter Route very late this past season....even past the date that you made your climb, but can't remember offhand....
We started on the Tuckerman Ravine and, yes, then Lion Head to the summit. We also had strong winds. I had to turn back and store my pack in the rocks as the wind was catching me when I was in the parking lot (which was frozen with ice) and was actually blowing me away. It seemed that my pack was working as a sail. I climbed it with a full pack as I was using this as a training climb for Aconcagua. It was a great climb. We had a blast..
"Beneath high cliffs I live alone. Swirling clouds swirl all day. Inside my hut it might be dim, but in my mind I hear no noise. I passed through a golden gate in a dream. My spirit returned when I crossed a stone bridge. I left behind what weighted me down."