Halfway up the long approach ridge, a snowstorm begins. Mackay fades in and out like a ship in the mist. Trudging along around the large horseshoe ridge. Notwithstanding the atrocious weather, this was a interesting climb. My guess is the views on a clear day would be quite nice.
great ridge, big drop
After an unsuccessful attempt last October, I returned to finish what I had started. Couldn't see anything at the top because of the clouds, but last year's photos made up for it. Only mountain I've climbed that's made my legs sore, this is one grueling climb.
Always good to get a high peak this late in the year but with the wind it was pretty horrible hiking. But as they say even the worst day in the mountains beats a day in the office