Alpinist 53

Through the Field

Posted on: February 3, 2016

Scott Bennett on Day 2 of the first ascent of Changi Tower, via the North Ridge (M6 5.10 A2, 600m), with Zimmerman and Steve Swenson. [Photo] Graham Zimmerman

As I started the stove, Scott Bennett stirred in his sleeping bag and asked if the weather had cleared. I said it had. Through the tent door, I could see the sun was finally rising, spilling dim blue light over the East Fork of the Nangmah Valley, reflecting across fresh layers of snow. The light intensified to orange and yellow, and the South Face of K6 emerged above us: craggy dark buttresses separated by immense fields of steep and jumbled ice.

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