Friday, June 26 was a lot longer and involved than we originally planned it - a one day record amount of height gain for me at around 11,000 feet in total. It involved the entire approach to the Lyell Hut from the Valenciennes forestry service road and the subsequent ascents of Ernest, Edward and Rudolph peaks - three 11,000ers. We agreed to "sleep in" on Saturday and therefore didn't get up until 06:00. You know you're an alpinist when 06:00 is considered sleeping in.
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