Warm temps and soft snow made this climb a bit more challenging. 2 of our team opted to turn back at the top of the Palmer. We took the Pearly Gates route to avoid the crowds. A few more crevasses had opened in the vicinity of the bergshrund and we placed pickets to protect the bridges. The remaining team of 4 took a quick break on the summit and then hurried down via Old Chute as the snow was getting softer by the minute. 11.5 hours car to car. All in all a good day on the mountain with a good team. Thanks to Bill for the solid assist.Members: Harris, Danneille, Lowder, Bill, Oslon, Robert. Nonmembers: Storlien, Megan. Members: Thornton, Eric. Nonmembers: Hlebechuk, Blaine.
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