"In these bodies we will live, in these bodies we will die, where you invest your love, you invest your life." Mumford and Sons
|En route to camp on the shoulder of Stuart Peak.|
|Sunrise over the east ridge of Stuart Peak. |
Linds in the foreground.
The soft glow of dawn greeted us at 4:45 the following morning. Calm, clear and high 40s, the day was, by mountain standards, perfect. We prepared hot drinks, packed for the summit hike and set off around 5:30AM. The sun welcomed us within minutes over the east ridge of Stuart Peak just as we gained the south ridge of the mountain. We took several pictures along the way as the sun threatened to swallow us in its splendid light.
Roughly one-hundred feet below the summit, I paused, turned to Linds and asked her to look at her watch, wait five minutes, then follow me to the summit. Somewhat befuddled, but welcoming the rest, she obliged. I took off for the summit!
|Toasting to the engagement on top of Stuart Peak.|
|Jumping for joy on the summit of Stuart Peak!|