the last days of September 2001, we returned to Mt.
Ritter to allow Griffin a second attempt on the
summit (which had eluded him a few months earlier in
June). We had a crystal clear fall day, a
brilliant near full moon, and we both made the
summit. A great trip.
general information on Mt. Ritter, see my earlier
feature on climbing Mt. Ritter, and the references
June trip, my friend Griffin was turned back about 800
vertical feet below the mountain's summit. So, on our
last free weekend of the summer, we made plans to return to
the Mammoth area to allow him another run at the peak.
Once again, we climbed the mountain from Ediza Lake via the
Glacier. This time, however, we skirted below the SE corner pinnacle and
ascended the glacier from the bottom. On our last
trip, the summit view was clouded somewhat by hazy
conditions. This time, the skies were crystal clear,
and the views from the summit were spectacular. Click on the link below to see the photos and