Climbed up from Horse Creek and attempted Whorl and Matterhorn in one day and back to car. Was stopped on Whorl by nasty cliffs just below the summit. Made it up Matterhorn.
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Climbed with mtnartman on the first day of spring. Beautiful weather. This is a really nice winter climb.
Day 1 of the Sierra Emblem Challenge 2001. Excellent weather all day. Day hike from Twin Lakes TH, started 6:15a, returned 3:30p. There was no snow in the East Couloir, making it easy to descend without crampons or axe. It was a bit dicey at the bottom of the couloir getting down the steeper section of the glacier, but I used fallen rocks that were embedded in the glacier as steps to get down this part.
September 24, 2000 via the Southeast slope: This was my second major peak after Mt. Conness, which took 3 tries. This took one, and first with Vladimir. Lot more elevation gain than Conness but with one night backpacking it was easy. We spent almost 100 minutes on the summit chatting and talking on cell phones!!!
Second trip via the North Arete route: August 8, 2004, with Dirk Summers and Mark Thomas. This was my first technical alpine trip, on an exceptional route with wonderful scenery.