North Massive with signs of the wind up high.
I dubbed this "Mushroom Rock." There was lots of snow in the trees.
Layne, Jason, and Steve prepare to do battle with the wind.
Massive looms large.
Remaining route up the east ridge.
Looking down the east ridge.
Winds beginning to pickup, but it wasn't bad for 14K in January.
A steep rock buttress on the east ridge that we went over.
Layne on the east ridge.
North Massive as we climb higher.
Steve ponders the final 900' up Massive.
The rougher part of the east ridge.
Summit in sight.
There she blows.
Jason nearing the summit amidst a sea of white peaks.
The false summit that Layne and I visited with Elbert & La Plata in background.
Looking down our ascent route up the east ridge.
Familiar view of Elbert and French with La Plata in background.
Looking over to the true summit from a false summit to the south.
Toughest winter 14er to date made much easier by trail breaking efforts of Ken Nolan & Co.
The sun sets over mighty Massive.