Made it 55% of the distance to the summit doing all of the difficult climbing after a storm dropped 12-15 inches on the mountain range. We turned around before daylight began to fade. The slog on the way to the base was terrible but aesthetically pleasing. The actually climbing was best done with crampons and ice tools in hand.
"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."