Monday, July 10, 2017

The North Ridge, Mt. Stuart (Grade IV, 5.9+)

Alpine start











Nearing the base








Nearing the Gendarme







The famous Gendarme pitch #1






Friends doing a flyby to say hi!




Their view of us from the air...
Bill has on an orange shirt and helmet.  
I have a green shirt and orange helmet.





Finally at the summit.















Clear view from the summit of Mt Hood, Mt Adams, Mt St Helens, Mt Rainier, the Alpine Lakes Peaks, Glacier Peak, and even My Baker.  Basically Oregon to British Columbia.  Amazing.







Our descent via the Sherpa Glacier with pictures is in the next post...
Enjoy!  I know we did!