Our 5am start was pushed back to 6am due to the fact that making coffee/breakfast is much slower when you’re trying to do it from inside the warmth of a tent. The timing was perfect, however, because the sky began to lighten as we came into view of the mountain, and we were gifted with glittering, pink snow during our first stretch of climbing.
The snow pack was lovely on the way up and it made our skis and snowshoes unnecessary.
The climb to the summit was relatively straight foreward and crampons were necessary during the final stretch - once we reached the summit- avoiding the edge (thanks, cornices!) we snapped a few summit-selfies and panoramas, and made our way back down to a less- horribly windy ridge. We got a bit … Off the trail at one point and had to navigate back to the appropriate ridge line. This made for some exciting scrambling!
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