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This route is a step up in commitment, difficulty and reward from the standard South side. Early season is best. A second ice tool can be useful, as can ice screws. While a one day ascent is common, camping at Illumination Saddle the night before will reward you with great views and an early and well rested start. Bring the backcountry skis for a great ski down after breaking camp.
We plan on camping at illumination rock and getting a 3:30 am start on summit day. From illumination rock we will descend to the Reid and traverse to the start of the couloir. We will descend from the summit via the Southside then make for our camp to collect tents etc.