The Misunderstanding

While hiking up Sahale Arm last week, Kurt Hicks and I spied some potential on the north face of Mixup Peak. We scribbled it down on the mental ledger of mountain arcana; to my surprise, we had the opportunity to come back and check it out a few days ago. Long story short, we found what may be one of the finest and easily accessed seasonal ice routes in the Cascades. We named it "The Misunderstanding": a play on the name of the peak, and a joke about the funny day we had (we tried the first pitch at 9 AM, bailed, took a walk for three hours, then on a whim took another look). You can read Kurt's fine trip report and see more of his great photos here.