Beautiful clear day on the east side. Started from Thousand Island. Headed to Lake Catherine and up the ridge quite a ways before getting on the snow field. Beautiful views from the summit and off by 11am. Thunder & lightening to the west by 2pm!
Climbed this route early season, from Rush Creek on a loop to summit Banner, travel around to Shadow Lake and return Rush Creek. A heavy snow pack made for harder than usual cross country travel, but a nice snow climb from Lake Catehrine. Beautiful weather!!!
Fun glacier that made the hike a lot faster. The slog at the top was nothing too hard, and the views from the summit were amazing.
Great fun group trip. The glacier was very low and there was a great challenge in loose shale. Not the best part. Once on the saddle, the hike is a really solid fun slog. Of course the summit is amazing.