But, it is a good thing to see other teams of climbers rowing up at a great pace when you first start climbing. It kind of encourages you. I remember thinking, my first ascent of the south face, "that's amazing, how can they keep going!?"
Hood's real beauty comes out when it is stormy. The tracks of the myriad of visitors disappear, and you are lost in a blanket of white to work with only your wit.
You can hear the winds howl between the ridges as a warning to hunker down... more >>