My shot of the Palisade ridge from Mount Sill September 2006
6:35 am, ready to go
lakes below us
Thunderbolt Pass ahead - talus, anyone?
Palisade Basin and beyond
the chockstone block
Chockstones in the chute
on the “third class ledges”
Looking downchute; Thunderbolt Pass is on the lower right
Talus and scree, anyone?
easier to move near the wall
coming under a chockstone just below the gap
5th class to the peak monolith
first view of Palisade glacier
fissures in the glacier
Mount Sill and Palisade Glacier from the notch
White Mountain is extreme upper left
Starlight Peak from Thunderbolt Peak
Ridgeline to Starlight Peak
Thunderbolt Peak from Starlight (not our picture)
Our route on the ridgeline
Mat leads the traverse to the summit monolith
Mat on the summit monolith
Mat looking good on the Thunderbolt summit block
Rick on the summit monolith
OK, why do I have all these ropes?
In the summit register
Back in the notch
Mat, Mount Sill, Palisade Glacier
A chill wind a-blowin'
Twice as far down as it was up - steep scree and talus
taking a break, looking down
Basecamp in view...
yeah, we came back down all that talus...
lakes in afternoon
gear and sun
Mat's moonlight shot