|Glissade track in the Corridor|
Now for a note on descending. With the warm weather, snow conditions become very sloppy by mid day. Note that while you are descending to Camp Schurman, you are in glacial terrain the entire way. this means there are visible and non-visible crevasses present. Resist the urge to rest your tired legs, sit down in the snow and glissade. This is VERY Dangerous! If you are unable to arrest your slide, there is a very high likelihood of sliding over a serac or into a crevasse.
Lastly, please remember that when you are climbing up to Camp Schurman, and Descending from Camp Schurman via the Emmons, please rope up until you hit camp Curtis. This zone is glaciated and there are crevasses present. It may seem like a benign zone and it may be a pain to dig out your glacier gear and throw the rope on, but it is no different than the Emmons Glacier above Camp Schurman, So please rope up for this
On a happier note, the climbing has been incredible and the weather, splitter. We look forward to seeing you up on the mountain. Safe Climbing!