While on our 15 hour, 2600m+ vertical day traversing from Mount Ernest Ross to Two O'Clock Ridge with Mike Mitchell, there were two other peaks dominating the landscape for most of the day. The first was Elliot Peak to the north, the second was Whirlpool Ridge to the south. Especially from Two O'Clock Peak and onwards to the ridge, I kept looking back at Whirlpool's north bowl which looked to have a very esthetic line going up snow gullies and chimneys to its summit. The more I looked over at it, the more I liked the idea of trying it. The catch was access. Two O'Clock Creek looked fairly choked up lower down and didn't appeal to me.
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