Steve and I had unfinished business with this climb. Last season we wallowed in the snow up to our chests just to reach the base of the climb. We climb a few pitches but decide to let the snow settle out.

Today we were back for more. This time the snow conditions were manageable and the ice was phat. We climbed both Lower and Upper Hitchcock and topped out on Willard.

Today was a truly spectacular day in the mountains.

Steve getting warmed up on a cold day.

Upper Hitchcock loaded with ice.

The view keeps getting better as we climb higher.

The final top out into the forest.

The top of Mt Willard – One of the better view points in the White Mountains.

Thanks to Steve for a great time in the mountains.

Art Mooney