Just returned from a great trip with John Ulizio on the Adams glacier on the NW side of Mount Adams. With the recent warm weather the route posed some great technical challenges with some steep bits of ice climbing and very delicate ice “bridges” to cross a variety of burgshrunds. John and and I climbed together in Ouray over the winter to prepare for a route of this nature and the skill set certainly came in handy on the crux sections of the route. Our day began at 3am and didn’t end until 6pm, a long day by any standards. After reaching the summit the decent had its own challenges involving miles of loose volcanic rock. John joked that if after the trip he see’s a bag of decorative lava rock at home depot he may puke. After Adams we headed to Leavenworth for some very warm rock climbing up icicle canyon. It was a great trip, after 4 separate trips with John it’s great to see how much he has progressed as a climber.