Phil starts our journey towards Mount Augusta, back up the valley.There is plenty of water running off the Clearwater Glacier and melting snow.Phil starts our journey towards Mount Augusta, back up the valley.There was a direct line from our bivy to Mount Augusta.Looking back at Mount Harris.Ascending grassy ledges to the valley leading to Mount Augusta.Ascending grassy ledges to the valley leading to Mount Augusta. Views back to Clearwater.Ascending grassy ledges to the valley leading to Mount Augusta. Views back to Harris and Clearwater.Ascending grassy ledges to the valley leading to Mount Augusta. Views back to Harris (C).Traversing a narrow alpine valley towards Mount Augusta.Traversing a narrow alpine valley towards Mount Augusta.Traversing a narrow alpine valley towards Mount Augusta.Traversing a narrow alpine valley towards Mount Augusta. Our access slopes above Phil's head.Traversing a narrow alpine valley towards Mount Augusta.Traversing a narrow alpine valley towards Mount Augusta.The Recondite access col is under the dark triangular face. Ours is one rock rib to the right.Phil approaches the bottom of the steep snow slope we used to access the scree ledges.Just about to round the corner and pray for 5 minutes of safety before we're out of cornice exposureViews back down the upper valley used to access Augusta and the Recondite Col.Out of danger, looking up at the cornices which unfortunately threatened our route.