Sunday, 17 July: Cross the Nisqually Glacier and ascend the Wilson Ramp onto the Wilson Glacier. Camped at 8400'.
Monday, 18 July: Continue up the Wilson Glacier to the Turtle Snowfield, and camped at 11,200'.
Tuesday, 19 July: An alpine start saw us traversing onto the Kautz Glacier, where a steep ramp was zig-zagged up to the summit dome, where we crossed the West Crater to the true summit. Descending was pretty straightforward, and after a windy nap in camp we elected to drop down to 9200' for our last night - it was much less windy and more comfortable!
Wednesday, 20 July: A pretty uneventful descent down the Wilson Glacier, across the Nisqually glacier, and back to Paradise led us to burgers, beer and pizza at Whittakers in Ashford.
|Reaching the Nisqually Glacier from Paradise.|
|Crossing the Nisqually Glacier as the weather threatens.|
|Committing to the Wilson Ramp.|
|Looking up at the Kautz Glacier from Camp 2 at 11200'.|
|Descending from Camp 2 to a quieter camp at the Castle.|
|Dave and Staci are all grins as we descend the Wilson Glacier.|