Climbed up directly to this through the talus on the way to Aix when we lost the trail in snow. Had skipped this when I first did Aix but glad I did it this time as this one really is a summit in its own right. Thick cornice on the back side. This would be a great spot to ski from if you wanted to carry skis up the climb. Big snow bowls on the back side of a lot of the peaks on this ridge.
Gimpilator, his friend Greg, and I summited Mount Aix. The terrain above 6900' had fairly consistent snow, enough to enhance the scenery but not enough to impede our progress. As a result, after leaving Mount Aix we took the side-trip to the highest summit of Nelson Ridge. It is just a walk-up. Good views.
Summited the 7495 and 7537 points after summiting Mt. Aix. Pretty cool little ridge, especially when viewed from about 1/4 of the way up the Mt. Aix summit where Rainier in the background is visible and matches the heights of the Nelson Ridge peaks. Great panorama!
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