May 19, 2011
With signatures on the 2011 Summit Board, our first climb of the season is in officially in the books! The route is in great shape, the camp at The Flats is solid and the weather looks like it might hold out for a couple more days. All good things.
Led by Austin Shannon, the gang tagged the top this morning at around 6:30 in what John Race described as “the coldest summit climb I’ve ever experienced in May”. After a short time on the summit they made their way back the flats and on down to Muir in good time. From Muir they kept cruising and pulled into Paradise at about 2pm, a little earlier than normal but cold weather and a direct route will do that to a team.