This trip is part of an awesome traverse with an exciting finish. We started with Mt. Niblock
, then a traverse to Mt. Whyte
. The weather was cloudy and cold at first but clear blue sky turned to our favour when we reached the col. Our overall roundtrip took 8:30hrs including lunch at Mt. Niblock, a lengthy stay at Mt. Whyte and an aternate descent via Plain of Six Glaciers.
The trail passes by the ever popular Lake Agnes and the Tea House. Surprisingly, the area was not busy.
(3) Here's the route to our objective. It took us 1:30hrs from the Tea House to the summit. It was chilly so we couldn't rest for long periods. Not a lot of stops for photos either because of the ugly clouds. We thought we would be coming back the same way anyway, so we called the extra photo-shoots off.
Here's Ian ascending the rock band. This bit lookes really steep from a distance.
(3) Closer to the col, I convinced Ian in ascending through this crack so I could take a picture. He wasn't happy when I went the other way to bypass it.
(1) This is Mt. Niblock from the col. I took this shot on our way to Mt. Whyte.
From the col, it's just an easy but fun scramble to the summit. This is also the time when the weather became nice.
3:30hrs up. It was a bit chilly at the top but we decided to stay and have some snacks here to enjoy the view.
Well, the trip was not complete yet. Here's Ian descending the summit ridge back to the col. Our next objective was to scramble up Mt. Whyte