Great route, but acclimatize Date Climbed: Feb 28, 2015
We did Lemosho to Western Breach, camping in the crater the night before summitting. Total of 7 days, but I'd recommend an extra day at Lava Tower or Arrow Glacier for acclimatizing. The Western Breach was beautiful and not scary at all. I would definitely recommend hearty trek poles to aid on some of slippery snow/rock sections, but ice axe and crampons are overkill for this.
Best way to see the mountain Date Climbed: Mar 13, 2011
My wife and I climbed the breach in March 2011. This route allowed us to camp in and explore the crater. The breach climb itself was a very enjoyable scramble and exploring the crater was incredible. The next morning we had a short 1 hour climb to the summit.
"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