To give ourselves an introduction to Class 4 climbing, we chose to ascend the NE Ridge on Mt. Lindsey. The route (right skyline here) has only a brief section at this grade, and even Nina had no problem getting up it. The cloud ceiling was particularly low all day, making for some eery views of the surrounding peaks.
Sarah pausing along the exposed ridge
taking in the views during a brief break in the clouds
Sarah and Nina posing on the summit with Blanca and Ellingwood in the background
my turn to pose with the pooch
Little Bear (hidden in the whispy clouds), Blanca, and Ellingwood (L to R)
It would be three years before we would visit the summits of these fine peaks.
parting view of Blanca, which really towers over the valley
vivid rainbow on the drive home