Climbed the glacier route with Dan Anderson and Greg Powers but missed the summit due to the lateness of the day, descended down Cascadian and had an unplanned bivy due to the sketchiness of descending the glacier. a couple ice screws and more than one picket would have made all the difference.
We attempted Stuart this way in April, early season, had to come in on snowshoes and took 3 days RT. Sherpa is an easier way to ascend Stuart, but watch out for the bergschrund (partner fell in, not that large however) and the large cornices at the top of the ridge. Impressive views.