I got Carl’s photos from this weekend not long ago, so here they are.
The direct approach to the Trough that Kiefer and I took. It was substantially more difficult than the class 2 bypass on climber’s left (from where this photo was taken). Doing it in ski boots and with skis on my back (which restricted movement pretty heavily) made it a pretty major challenge.
Looking down the Trough. Prakesh is the small dot climbing up.
Here’s me, crossing the Narrows for the first time that day. It was somewhat precarious in ski boots.
Due to not carrying skis or wearing ski boots, Kiefer, Stephanie, and Sean were able to make the summit a little before Carl and I were. Here’s them, making the top.
And here’s me, starting the Homestretch. The near-total lack of snow made this extremely difficult with ski boots on.
Kiefer, Stephanie, and Sean enduring the harsh winter weather.
Carl’s view, getting ready to plod down a few hundred feet to our skis.
Me, skiing down the trough. This might be the first real shot of me skiing this year, and it looks good despite exhaustion and funky snow.