Solo climb via SE glacier and a direct line up the southern face of summit, finding some spicy Class 4 in mountaineering boots. Awesome!
Long, scenic dayhike loop from Agnew TH, past TIL, over North Glacier Pass, around Lake Catherine and Ritter Lakes, up the West Slope to the summit, down the SE Glacier route, past Ediza, and back to the TH.
Beautiful day, great quality snow, but sketched out by the loose rock in Secor's chute, so this took a while. Ended up bivouacking a little below the summit in the Ritz Carlton's High Altitude Suite.
The ramp on the North Face was completely covered in snow, so after topping out on Banner we descended from the saddle and climbed the SE glacier direct. Made for a long but very enjoyable day. Can't believe how much snow was still above 9K!
No crampons needed for me either. Scrambled up to the bottom of the glacier inbetween clyde's and the standard SE glacier route. Amazing!
Yup, snow was soft enough that crampons were not required. Large suncups in the glacier but over all very fun climb and GREAT views!