Thunder Mountain from the drive in. I started early to give myself plenty of time to negotiate any tricky areas as carefully as I required.

I took the day off work to climb this mountain. On the weekend previous I had driven past it and seen that it looked relatively dry, then when I saw the forecast for snow on the weekend and that the wind would be reasonable during mid-week I requested the time off so I could go get it. I had been thinking about climbing this mountain as a winter ascent since Nugara's 2nd edition came out, and obsessing since the warm weather started.