The French people left at 2am. We saw their headlamps when we were packing up our tent. I can’t believe these people climbed the wall! They all roped up and it took them a long time but they did it. I admire them greatly. We got up to the crater at around 9am. Very cool place. As usual I had my “Kick Butt” tapes on my cassette player. They really help through the tough parts. The sun was shining up here and brought much needed warmth. There are great places to ice climb with all the huge ice walls of the crater. Read the rest of this entry »