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A beautiful morning.A surprising amount of bushwhacking before the ridge.So is still the man!I am very easily distracted by colorful flowers.Ascending open grassy slopes on the lower south ridge.We briefly considered crossing this gully and ascending the far notch, but instead we stuck to the ridge we were on. (L)This is the ridge we stayed on, left of the previous photo.Looking back down the lower south ridge.We're now above the lower cliffs, traversing up to the south ridge.On the ridge proper - finally! Note how high we are already.You can spot the steep terrain we came up at lower right. So follows up the ridge.Part of the traverse that bypasses some difficult terrain above on the left.Looking back at the traverse terrain (C) with the much more difficult ridge above to the right.Looking up at the rest of our by-pass.On the ridge - delightful scrambling terrain.Looking ahead up the ridge to the summit of Ishbel.The ridge narrows considerably in places and is full of loose scree.More of the ridge.Looking back along a section of narrow ridge (R) across at Cockscomb Mountain (L).The north ridge of Cockscomb at center with part of Sira peak at center.