Charlie ascends the Buttress to my belay with a sea of peaks in the Wrangell St Elias behind him.
Charlie looks back at me as he leads through a section of towers on the East Buttress
Charlie sits on the small bivouac ledge we have created on the top of a snow mushroom on the East Buttress
As Charlie leads towards the seracs protecting the summit of Univeristy Peak, we realize there is little option but to climb through the barrier.
On the summit of University Peak, our friends Paul Claus and Ruedi Homberger drop us a bag of provisions from the window of their super cub as they pass overhead.