A beautiful cascade along Icy Brook on the way to Sky Pond.
Looming fortresses of rock surround the approach to Taylor Glacier.
Sky Pond already melted out.
The majestic east face of Taylor Peak, which is in stark contrast to the benign west slopes.
Taylor Glacier looms ahead. We took the "mellower" line up the right side where cornices were not a threat.
Shark's Tooth and Petit Grepon from Sky Pond.
Heading up the mellow apron of Taylor Glacier.
Gary tears it up a steeply grooved runnel about halfway up.
Dominic on the cool runnel.
Gary makes his way up to the cliff band on the right. Our finish is just to the left of the cliff band.
Dominic and Sarah lead the way to top. We skirted around this small cornice to the left.
We estimated the slope angle to be 50-55 degrees, but only in the last 20 feet or so.
Looking down from the top of Taylor Glacier.
Stunning views from the top.
Dominic tops out on Powell with Longs, McHenrys, and Chiefs Head in the background.
Longs and McHenrys from Powell summit.
Sarah nearing Powell summit with Taylor in background.
The north face of Chiefs Head.
Looking down to the Taylor Glacier from the summit of Taylor. Our ascent route is just out of sight.
Longs & company from Taylor
12ers Hallett & Otis. Otis would be my first 12er repeat!
Longs will still have snow on the Keyhole route for awhile.
Enjoying a low angle glissade down Andrews Glacier.
Andrews Glacier & Andrews Tarn
The jaw dropping Sharks Tooth
Parting shot of Andrews Glacier from The Loch.