Clear path to the summit!
But our group is all over the place!
Xudong, on the ascent
Perfect campsite! Upper basin. Note the bazillion climbers that you encounter with a late start!
Ascending to the Pearly Gates, the chosen ascent route instead of the Mazama Chute to the left of this image.
Crossing below the yawning 'schrund.
Steep upper mountain, with the bergschrund ready to swallow any climber that may slip.
The start of the Pearly Gates, the rhine ice coated couloir to the summit.
Steep and icy!
On the summit, St. Helens, Rainier and Adams (L-R)
I insisted on a handline on the descent of the Pearly Gates
Steaming fumurole reminds us that this is a volcano!
Deling . . . the next time he was seen was in the parking lot!
Luke . . . you gotta love the guy!