Early on above Black Lake it was gloom and doom conditions.
The sun behind Keyboard of the Winds.
Steve and the Mummy Range.
Chiefs Head and The Spearhead.
Heading up the lower portion of The Trough.
About midway up the Trough. Great conditions for crampons.
James on the upper part of the Trough that joins the standard Keyhole route.
Looking across the Ledges portion of the Keyhole route.
Pagoda and Chiefs Head.
Tight squeeze at the beginning of the Narrows.
Yours truly on the Narrows. Photo courtesy of Jeff Shafer.
The Palidades and Meeker.
A pretty wind hammerred Homestretch was straightforward with crampons.
Looking down the top of the Homestretch.
The Narrows, much easier than it looks.
Jeff, James, and John taking a break on the Narrows. All downhill from here!
The Trough is the couloir to the left.
McHenry's and Arrowhead
Keyboard of the Winds and Pagoda.
McHenrys above Black Lake.
Plenty of icy climbing ops around Black Lake.
Heading across Mills Lake.
Parting shot of Glacier Gorge and Mills Lake. Longs to the left.