Fresh from Denali, climbing was not on the agenda until I got an Email from a climbing partner who was arriving in Seattle for a conference. Knowing I’m a soft sell, I arrive at Allen Sanderson’s hotel on the morning of July 18. By 3:00 PM we were heading for the Nisqually Glacier. Allen had some “unfinished” business to do on the mountain, not the least of which was a 25-year Anniversary cigar that needed to be lighted on the summit.

Kautz Glacier 2008