Mar 212003

This is an easy scramble except for one rock band near the summit.

Let me back up here before I jump into this.

This peak is one of a small handful of summits for which I had no photos for this web site, so I went back in the early part of the summer of 2002 to click away to my heart’s content.

My first trip was on the first day of spring in 2000 and can remember slipping then falling on hard packed snow and starting to slide. My ice axe was sliding uselessly along with me and just as I was thinking “Hey shouldn’t I be self arresting just about now” I ran into some soft snow.

Then I stopped just short of a rocky run out ….. Whew!

Now we jump forward to 2002.

I decided to test my speed on this occasion, to see how my efforts to increase my physical performance have worked. I made the summit in 1:28 and was back at the parking lot in 2:28. I could improve this but I think that is fairly fast. That’s 900 meters vertical up, 900 down.

This route lends itself to speedy accents.

Happy trials and fibrillations.

verybody pulls for David, nobody roots for Goliath.

Wilt Chamberlain
1936-, American Basketball Player

othing wilts faster than laurels that have been rested upon.

Carl Rowan
1925-, American Journalist, ‘The man’

esire! That’s the one secret of every man’s career. Not education. Not being born with hidden talents. Desire.

Bobby Unser
1934-, American Race Car Driver