I snapped this photo from my tent as I woke up. We hope to be standing on top of that peak in a few hours!
The morning sun on Seven Gables as we leave camp in the morning. We're not in the sun yet and it is cold.
Almost down to Vee Lake - sun is nearly on us now.
Unusual lumps above Vee Lake. We called it the Hiker Graveyard. Hm.
Peeking across at our route. We're heading straight up the chute to the low point, then following the summit slope to the top.
The climb starts off with a nice slabby slope that was pretty easy to move through, except for the mosquitoes. Ugh.
Slabbity slabby slab.
After climbing up the slabs we pop out on the top of the greenery and some route finding is needed to get us over this small wall and up to the next level of the chute.
On the first of several snow fields. It was solid and much faster than talus hopping!
Heading up one of the lower snow fields. Gordon's trekking pole pointing out our general route. Which is pretty much 'up',
Heading up the snow and talus to the low point. Summit on the left.
Sooz on the snow.
Snow and rock. The long snow fields saved us a lot of time since it kept us off of the loose talus.
Getting higher into the chute. Still easy going. It definitely doesn't look as bad close up!
The snow field at the top was the one that concerned us from a distance, but we can clearly see that there is plenty of passable space in the rocks/dirt on the right.of the small snow field.
Nearing the top of the chute. We're off the snow and on some steep loose talus and gravel. It's annoying but it goes.
Looking back down the chute - sooz is climbing up below the rock wall on the left.
Steep and loose. Bleh. Not really hard, but definitely the most annoying part of the climb.
Almost there! And look at that puny snowfield that had us all concerned.