Nugara's trip report from Mount French is what attracted me to this wonderful peak. Great views, 3rd highest peak in K-country and some severe exposure to test hardened scramblers sounded like the perfect objective for a nice summer day. My goal for 2011, if I had one, was to try some more difficult scrambles and start doing more Alpine climbing, especially those involving relatively simple glacier ascents. I started the year well by skiing a bunch of peaks on simple glaciated terrain and solo'ing the west ridge of Baldy in the rain. I think I ended the summer fairly well too - with an ascent of Mount French with So Nakagawa as my company for the day.
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