Tom and Suzy dropped their kids off for summer camp and "relaxed" with us and and ascent of Whitney's classic East Face route.
We headed up in the clearing after a major "monsoon" rain and thunderstorm event. Roads and trails washed out, clouds dissipating from the peaks, accumulated hail decorating the peaks- it was a unique and exciting privilege to witness the power without compromising our climbing objective.
Here's Whitney clearing out on our climbing morning:
The rest of the trip flowed by with smooth and efficient climbing, comfortable belays and transitions, and a dearth of photography. The East Face of Whitney is a timeless experience, an experience much the same as when it was first climbed in 1931.