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At the clearing - Ship's Prow is just visible at upper right.Starting up the clearing towards the forested lower slopes. The route goes right of center to the top ridge before heading straight left of center to the high point.There were a few ribbons here but I was following old 'shoe tracks so I didn't pay much attention to them.Thinning snow in the trees, but I was glad to have a clear trail to follow.Nearing treeline my nice 'shoe track disappears. Oh well. At least the snow is fairly supportive here.Looking across the big gully towards Mount Lawrence Grassi in the distance. Ship's Prow at center right and the false summit at upper right.An unexpectedly white, blank canvas at and above treeline. This is usually wind-blasted scree but I would keep the 'shoes on all the way to the summit - visible at left.Looking back down at Goat Pond and my tracks with the Goat Range and Goatview Peak in the background.First I have to gain the right directly above me to avoid traversing avalanche slopes and cliff bands, then I have to traverse the upper ridge over the false summit visible here at upper left.Looking across avalanche slopes that I'm obviously not interested in traversing. Ship's Prow just right of center,This slope was interminable. Especially with a slabby, punchy crust that made going up very slow and inefficient. Coming back down was fast though.Another great view back to the Goat Range.Good thing they still have their winter colors - spring hasn't sprung here yet.Stunning views from the point where I finally topped out on the ridge. The false summit at left and Three Sisters at right.Views up the false (hiking) summit with Ship's Prow Mountain looking non-trivial at center.Views back towards Faith, Hope and Charity from the false summit. I suppose this was worth getting out of bed for!Views back towards Faith, Hope and Charity from the false summit. I suppose this was worth getting out of bed for!Views back along the ridge from the false summit to my ascent slopes. Old Goat visible in the far distance left of center and Goatview at right.There's a giant cairn on the hikers summit. The ridge and high point are starting to look a bit spicy now.I'm keeping the snowshoes on.