As the story goes, we could foresee our fate many hours before it happened. This anxiety may have lead us to deviate from the easiest way for the “walk-off” of the climb. We preferred the super sketch britsh hard-woman variation (thanks Hazelle!) Hazel not only found some extra-sketch climbing for us, but she also succeeded in nailing the easy exit to the summit in the dark.
In general, I have a ton to learn from watching Hazel Findlay lead and onsite hard trad routes. She is fantastic at keeping a cool head and moving quickly through difficult terrain.
I had a super day on Northern Lights and this progresses me further on the path to linking up lots of hard and easy pitches in a day!
Oh yeah, and I finally sent the crux on Alaska Highway. Although, I still have the goal of maintaining better headspace on this type of climbing… steep burly trad climbing.