The ramp on the North Face was completely covered in snow, so after topping out on Banner we descended from the saddle and climbed the SE glacier direct. Made for a long but very enjoyable day. Can't believe how much snow was still above 9K!
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe