Was going through my old picasa galleries and came across this from May 2011. Climbed with Mountaintrip attempting the Northwest Buttress Route. This is not the West Buttress – this one goes up from the Peters Glacier – you access it by going over Kahiltna Pass on the West Buttress Route, then drop down to Peters and cross over to the route from there.
I was doing good until the Kahiltna Pass Camp, where I got really sick and after a couple days was able to self-evacuate with the assistance of one of the guides and two passing climbers he was friends with. Going up Heartbreak Hill while sick was pretty tough. Later my family physician diagnosed an inflamed gall bladder and recommended some dietary changes that might impact future trips with guided services.
As an aside, my group did make the North Summit (lower) but did not make the South Summit (highest and normal climb).
Anyway, enjoy these great pics and let me know if you have any favorites.