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.