Mt Sill via Scimitar Pass

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Highlights


From start to end

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Looking west from Willow Lake: Palisade Crest, Mt Sill, Glacier Notch, Mt Gayley


Palisade Crest

Mt Sill, Glacier Notch, Mt Gayley

The western ridge of the second canyon west of Willow Lake

Scimitar Pass, Jepson, Sill, Gayley


Climbing the ridge

Climbing the ridge

Climbing the ridge

Climbing the ridge


Climbing the ridge

Climbing the ridge

Climbing the ridge

Middle Palisade to the left of Palisade Crest


Elinor Lake

Glacier Notch between Sill and Gayley

Elinor Lake and Mt Gayley


View from the ridge

Looking back where we came from

Palisade Crest and Scimitar Pass

Elinor Lake


From Elinor Lake: Palisades Crest, Scimitar Pass, Mt Jepson, Mt Sill


Climbing towards the notch

The notch

Mt Sill

The notch


The notch

The view below


Ice

Mt Sill

Elinor Lake and nearby ponds

Icy pond


Elinor Lake

Willow Lake and where we came from

Willow Lake behind us

Mt Jepson and Mt Sill


Turning around the notch

The glacier of the Palisade Crest

The glacier of the Palisade Crest

Turning around the notch


Up along the ridge

Gandalf

An endless moraine


The Palisade Crest


Jepson and Sill

Sill and Gayley

Scimitar Pass

The view behind


Elinor Lake

From Elinor Lake to Owens Valley

Palisades Crest

The "pass" is somewhere up there


The twin towers of the Middle Palisade

Up the ridge

The pass

The Palisades Crest


Middle Palisade

The way to the Middle Palisade glacier

Jepson and Sill and Gayley to the other side

Jepson and Sill


Willow Lake and nearby ponds

Palisade Crest glacier

The notch behind us

Scimitar Pass


Last scramble towards Scimitar Pass

Last scramble towards Scimitar Pass

Last scramble towards Scimitar Pass

Norman Clyde


Cairn at Scimitar Pass

Mt Jepson, Mt Sill, an unnamed peak and Polemonium Peak from Scimitar Pass


Looking back at the final scramble

The pass

Palisade Crest at the pass


Scimitar Pass

The ridge we came from

Mt Sill

Mt Jepson in front of the pass


The ramp we came up from

Palisade Crest glacier

Palisade Crest glacier


View south from Scimitar Pass


The route to Mt Sill from Scimitar Pass

Descending into the saddle between Scimitar Pass and Mt Jepson

Mt Jepson

The pass viewed from the other side (top right)


Scimitar Pass from the saddle

Scimitar Pass from the saddle

Descending into the saddle

View south from the saddle


Mt Jepson

Mt Jepson

Mt Sill from Mt Jepson

Mt Jepson


The view south from Mt Jepson


To the west of Jepson (the Polemonium-Sill glacier)

Mt Jepson

Palisade Crest to the east

Palisade Crest to the east


Polemonium-Sill Glacier (where we are heading)

The lake to the south

Descending towards the lake


The pass from below (it's in the middle right of the picture)

Location of the pass (next to the monolith on the right)

Mt Jepson from below

The lake down below


The lake to the south

Descending towards the lake

Mt Jepson from down below

The Palisade Crest from the other side


The place where you turn right

The place where you turn right

Last look at the Crest


Up the canyon

Up the canyon


The lake down below

View down below

The moraine that we are ascending

Up the moraine


Up the moraine

Up the moraine

Up the moraine

Up the moraine


Up the moraine

The wall separating Jepson and Sill

Up the moraine

Jepson, Scimitar Pass and the Crest


Somewhere up there is the summit of Mt Sill

Continues here for the views from Sill


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(Copyright 2007 Piero Scaruffi | Legal restrictions)
If you would like the original, high-resolution pictures, contact me