Jens has to be the most knowledgeable person for the Stuart Range. He claims something like 180+ trips into the range... I thought I was bored of the area after maybe 18 trips! Unfortunately the line was nearly devoid of climbable ice being mostly comprised of frozen turf, snowy rock and icy cracks. It wasn't dry enough to take off the crampons or even holster the tools for a pitch nor was it icy enough to prevent complete dulling of those points. A small price to pay... gear is meant to be used after all.
|The Blue Light Special|
|Me scraping up the lower buttress on day one|
|Pretty awesome exposure on day two... the void looking right back...|
|Jens negotiating the hurricane winds at the summit|