Great (philosophical) perspective of how miniature humans are compared to mountains but also how strongly-willed we are to overcome apparently huge obstacles. Thanks for posting.
That is a great point of view shared by most of the climbers I have met. I wish everybody felt that they were small next to mountains, but only climbers seem to have noticed.
really conveys the impression of high altitude! And what perfect weather!
Thanks! We were blessed with excellent weather that trip.
Outstanding. Would love to see still more photos of your Polish glacier direct climb if you have them.
The four pictures I have posted cover just about everything there is to see on route. Mostly, it is a giant low angle snow slog.
Is there any concern about crevasse falls? Thanks.
Yes, in most years there are a few crevasses left of the route near the rock bottleneck. It is my understanding that crevasses may also appear elsewhere on the route in some years. However, the main danger on this route is failure to self arrest from a fall. There are a number of accounts online of fatal falls from this face. The accidents tend to occur (not surprisingly) when the route is icy or hard packed. Rock fall and avalanche danger can also threaten this route. However, in good years objective hazard is relatively minimal and a fit climber can be off the face well before noon.