I'd been to various points on the ridge in prior years, and on all the surrounding peaks, but didn't actually get to this summit till 09. It's a great early and late season hike--I loved an April trip along the ridge a couple of years back.
Summitted with Dave Hart and Mikki Hand in December 1992. I also climbed Mount Magnificent via the east ridge after climbing Mile High Peak on November 9, 2002, with Ross Noffsinger and Leslie Robbins. I led a Mountaineering Club of Alaska trip up the west ridge to the summit after work on August 10, 2004; Jennifer DuFord and Katie Hahn reached the summit with me.
"So I was sitting in my cubicle today, and I realized, ever since I started working, every single day of my life has been worse than the day before it. So that means that every single day that you see me, that's on the worst day of my life."
--Peter Gibbons (Office Space)