another long day - 23hr 45min "day" trip Date Climbed: Jan 17, 2009
Fantastic weather - blue sky, warm temperatures - and fun route. Driving in and out was another story though. Low clearance SUVs don't do so well in deep snow. We managed to drive in just fine - but that was early in the morning before all the big trucks came in after us rutting out the road nicely. climbing + 400km of driving + vehicle extraction + drinks at the bar (Frontiersman should be a mandatory stop at the end of a climb in this area) for those helped us drive out = long day
Whiteout blizzard. Ice falling off the route everywhere. Rock step had melted away and was slightly overhanging. No visibility for summit traverse. Missed the trail into the forest for Judge's. Long day.