Sierra Love Affair

Fiddler - AB Ritter alpenglow

The west side of Mt. Ritter and the Minarets from Rockbound Lake, High Sierra. Photo by Claude Fiddler.

Longtime Sierra Nevada climber Claude Fiddler shot this photo en route to the first ascent of the West Arête (IV 5.7) of Mt. Ritter (13,157’, Sierra Nevada, CA). Of the summit photo below, he wrote:

Summit photo Mount Ritter(crop3) “The three aging Sierrans are Mort Testerman (in the orange coat), former ski patrol director at Kirkwood and about-to-retire elementary school teacher; Jim Keating (in blue), my partner on the third winter ski of the John Muir Trail and too many adventures to count; and yours truly, the man in black, still head over heels in love with the Sierra.”

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