Summit via The West Face Date Climbed: Aug 10, 1972
Scrambled straight up the face with a buddy. I was 13 and it was the highest elevation I'd reached in my life. Reaching the top and taking in the view lit the fuse to get into technical climbing a few years later.
"As an adolescent I aspired to lasting fame, I craved factual certainty, and I thirsted for a meaningful vision of human life - so I became a scientist. This is like becoming an archbishop so you can meet girls."