Our first view of the North Face of Mt. Stuart, from the Stuart Lake trail.
Just some of the mountain goats who seemed excited to see us.
Maybe it was this young goat behind his father who made bleating sounds all night...
Oleg and Gerry approaching the Ice Cliff Glacier.
We're hoping to climb the easy ice steps and tag the summit before afternoon thunderstorms.
Oleg cranking through the ice.
A major break in the glacier invisible from below, but still nicely filled in.
In search of a way around the bergschrund blocking access to the Ice Cliff Glacier Couloir.
This gully to climbers' right of the bergschrund would have felt much easier for us to climb in rock shoes.
The steep finish to our rock pitch.
Glad to be back on snow. The alternative bypass on the left side of the glacier doesn't look any easier.
This picture stretches the tone curve to capture the halo and cloud patterns I saw through polarized sunglasses.
Jamie and JR intent on the summit.
We're on top!
The top of the Sherpa Glacier Couloir is hard to miss in good weather.
Back in camp, the aftermath.