Peak(s):  Sunshine Peak  -  14,001 feet
Date Posted:  05/22/2006
Date Climbed:   05/18/2006
Author:  jcwhite

 solo on sunshine  

I climbed the northwest face of sunshine the 18th of may. Because i got a late start, and was too lazy to carry snowshoes, i was greeted my much postholing after the turn off up into silver creek. Because of this i ended up climbing a 13k point below the summit of redcloud and then traversing across scree to the saddle (miserable). Upon reaching the trail on the saddle, i made good time hiking across the ridge, and rather than climb the loose trail up to the summit of sunshine, i was able to climb solid snow from the low point in the ridge to the summit of sunshine.
I decended the correct route, and i was met with plenty more postholing, and cursed myself the entire time for not bringing my skis for the ski out to the turn off.
A view from the 13k point below redcloud

The gully still very filled with snow

A view of handies

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