Pik Energia / Northwest Face / 1989

A rather large crew started out from high camp on summit day. What we didn't know was that the normally casual walk up was in actuality a fully iced up alpine climb. That narrowed down the list of contestants considerably. Besides that, we didn't have enough gear to rope everyone up. In the end we decided to just go for it, which worked out better than we thought as Earl, Carol and I climbed as one rope and Sasha and Andre followed shortly thereafter as another. We all got to spend some time together at the summit. A perfect outcome.