Phenomenal conditions for a climb up to Steamboat Prow. View of Emmons Glacier was incredible. Fun time glissading down Inter Glacier.
just a day trip to ski the Interglacier. No clouds or wind made for soggy snow conditions early.
Took the "scenic" route to Emmons flats this year.
We thought it would be safer to drop into camp Schurman from this guy instead of crossing a good part of Emmons glacier. But the rock was so lose and steep, it was most likely more dangerous. I ripped my sleeping pad bag on the rocks!
I've been up this side (as shown in prime picture) a couple of times as a supposed quick exit from the Schurman/Emmons camps. It is a nasty scree scramble, particularly if you are carrying full glacier and camp gear for the climb. Wear a helmet, particularly if you are with a group, and don't expect it to be a shortcut compared to continuing down the typical Emmons Glacier route to the scree slope to Camp Curtis.
Climbed with jordansahls. It was good, a bit on the windy side, and I had a cold and a bad cough, ended up getting sick around 12000ft making the mountain a little bit more challenging.
I would prefer a more direct route up the mountain, but this one was fun. A good option to get away from the crowds at camp muir.
Was a fun climb, we had 40 to 50 mph winds blasting down on us all the way from steamboat prow, still it was a lot of fun.