Allison Peak was probably one of the quickest summits I've ever stood on - a quick dash and stand and then back to Window Mountain! There was a line of thunderstorms moving towards us from the west and I am really freaked about rain / hail and lightening while being stuck on an exposed ridge so we even forgot to take pictures of this one.
The toughest part of the scramble to Allison Peak is the first ridge from Mount Ward to a minor summit along the way. There is a slab on route that could get really nasty if it were slippery or wet. The rest of the scramble was actually a lot easier then I was expecting with escape routes off the ridge everywhere you may need them (and a lot of places you didn't).
Once we were off the mountain and the storm missed us be a couple of miles I wished I'd taken more time on the whole traverse but oh well - hindsight is a wonderful thing and taking risks with t-storms on exposed ridges is not my forte.
[Telephoto of Allison Peak from Ward. The second ridge is easy compared to the first one from Ward to first intermediate summit.]
[Heading up to the first minor ridge summit from Ward - after the tricky slab crux.]
[The first summit on the ridge to Allison Peak.]
[This is after a quick dash to Allison Peak and we've just descended the crux to Window.]
[Another shot of the tricky down climb. Very exposed and loose.]
[Part of our route down the crux to Window.]
[Jon coming down the second tricky down climb just before the Window Mountain summit. Rocks were very loose here.]