Gotta return for scenery and Banner! Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2014
Long, scenic dayhike loop from Agnew TH, past TIL, over North Glacier Pass, around Lake Catherine and Ritter Lakes, up the West Slope to the summit, down the SE Glacier route, past Ediza, and back to the TH.
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