August 3-4, 1973
Party left Green Lakes at 5 a.m. for
climb via the west (Red) Ridge. We wasted
some time going too far to the right
of the regular route prior to coming up
the Lewis Glacier. Required to make a
traverse on loose rock to our left just
before arriving at the lateral moraine
of the glacier. Rest of the climb was uneventful.
Beautiful weather although windy.
Wind not bad on top however. Arrived on
summit at 9:15 a.m. First party up with
many following. Had lunch on top. Everyone
made the summit. All off the mountain
by 12:30. James Kemp made the climb barefoot!
(Put shoes on for the climb down.)
Six of the party climbed their first mountain
in good shape. Those receiving summit
certificates were: Dave Canary, Brad Carver,
Dick Johnson, James & Gary Kemp, Jeff
Mapp, Curt Schneider, Randy Zustiak, assistant
leader (very responsible young man) and Ed