In a very long time. Very nice. Awesome pictures, wonderful tribute. Great job~! And thanks for the stoke.
Thanks for the kind words! Nice job in the Selkirks, you have some beautiful pictures from there.
Bringin it for the PNW! :P
I love this TR. The thought of Rahel, the amazing pics, and how well written it is, makes this a top TR. Thanks for taking the time to write this and making Summitpost what it is today. Awesome job!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks EastKing! Hey I salute you for moving out west and climbing ever higher! I did the same thing after college and it made all the difference for me.
for this trip report in great detail. And thank you for all your thoughts about mountaineering and for the beautiful pictures, Michael! What an idea: We can try to live a deep and rich life.
Best wishes, Hiltrud
Thanks so much Hiltrud! I'm sorry to have missed the plaque for Rahel that you placed below the Monzino Hut. We must have walked right nearby.
thanks for making me see what I missed ...
The ridge is still there for the long good weather windows! Gaston Rebuffat said that October can be a good time, "the couloirs are very quiet." But the days are short (yikes...).
Thanks Rick! Is your free air-fare transferable? I can strap myself to the bottom of a B-52. :D
somebody who is still very much with us in Spirit.
I definitely think she is, thanks for the comment!
Michael, thanks for this wonderful trip report and your remembrance of Rahel!
All the best, Thomas
Absolutely. It was fun to write, apologies if the drama is a little over the top! I try to keep my head in the place it was while actually on the climb, where risks and steepness loom larger than they do once safely on the ground. From the ground I'd just say it's a good climb, not too hard. Maybe bring a warmer sleeping bag or don't bivy, just walk all night :D.
I shivered with you when reading about your bivi. Take care!
Thank you! Yes, it was part of the suffering component on this trip :-)
What a climb you guys did and well reported too...
I met Dan this summer in Chamonix and we tried twice to climb together but weather and sickness stopped us...I am glad he finally climbed something really good!
Ah right on! Yeah, you tell him that...he's glad for the climb but equally bummed that we weren't rock climbing those nice days! :D
Another great report from you, it looks like you had a great time! It certainly put the Innominata in the map for me, for one of these days.
Just a note, though: I don't think John Harlin II was soloing the Eiger when he died, he was with Dougal Haston if I remember correctly.
Thank you, I just fixed the error! I hope you climb it one day, I'd love to hear your impressions.